Starting Tomorrow, Roe v. Wade Will Functionally Cease to Exist in Texas • An alarming new Supreme Court case could unravel Roe v. Wade as soon as Tuesday night • SCOTUS Could De Facto Overturn Roe v. Wade Tomorrow. What Just Happened?
Starting Tomorrow, Roe v. Wade Will Functionally Cease to Exist in Texas by Elie Mystal (The Nation)
The bounty system is more than mere red meat thrown at a base always eager to control the actions of others. It’s also key to Texas’s entire plan of evading constitutional review. The bounty system puts enforcement of the law in the hands of private citizens, not state officials, creating what bad-faith conservatives think is a constitutional loophole by preventing abortion providers and others from filing lawsuits against the state for the government’s new abortion restriction. It’s as if Texas is saying, “We’re not violating due process. We’re just offering $10,000 to Batman for any jokers who end up in jail, no questions asked.”
This country hasn’t seen this kind of dystopian legal bullshit since Salem.
An alarming new Supreme Court case could unravel Roe v. Wade as soon as Tuesday night by Ian Millhiser (Vox)
(T)he stakes in Whole Woman’s Health stretch far beyond abortion. SB 8 is drafted to frustrate judicial review before the law takes effect. If the Supreme Court embraces this tactic, other states are likely to copy it, potentially allowing states to enact all kinds of unconstitutional practices that can’t be challenged until after an unconstitutional law takes effect.
SCOTUS Could De Facto Overturn Roe v. Wade Tomorrow. What Just Happened? by The Status Kuo
Alito is the justice holding the fate of this case in his hands right now, and he has been waiting a very long time to strike a death blow at Roe v. Wade. By doing nothing but deny the emergency application, he could let the chaos play out and act as if SCOTUS simply declined to weigh in at this time, or that the unique nature of the cleverly crafted law meant the case was not yet ripe for the Court’s consideration because no one had yet violated it.
And that would be highly disingenuous but not terribly surprising from him.