Tuesday, November 02, 2021

WaPo: "Biden administration asserts 'no constitutional right is safe’ if Texas abortion law allowed to stand" 

Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh characterized the Justice Department’s lawsuit as “irregular” and “unusual,” and asked what authority the federal government has to sue over a state law.

Prelogar acknowledged the unusual nature of the government’s lawsuit and said the Justice Department does not “lightly invoke” its authority to sue Texas to block enforcement of the abortion law.

“The reason we’ve done it here,” she said, is because the law is “so unprecedented, extraordinary and extraordinarily dangerous for our constitutional structure.”

Texas, she said, should not be allowed to evade the Supreme Court’s past rulings by crafting a law to evade judicial review.

 tag: Judicial Review (and Comedians)

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