Slate on the Mississippi abortion case: “The right to abortion is not the only fundamental right at risk. The arguments being advanced by Mississippi, if accepted, would destabilize a central part of the court’s jurisprudence protecting fundamental constitutional rights. As a result, Dobbs case also threatens the fundamental rights to use birth control, marry a loved one, and make decisions about sexual intimacy.”
Texas abortion ban is in effect again for now — the 5th Circuit has granted a temporary, administrative stay of this week’s preliminary injunction (which halted enforcement of the ban) to consider the state’s request for a longer stay pending appeal.
It’s called criminal contempt.
An attorney for Trump has instructed former advisers, including Mark Meadows, Kash Patel, Dan Scavino and Steve Bannon, not to comply with the Jan. 6 committee’s document subpoenas.
Gaetz buddy Joel Greenberg has asked for 5 more months before sentencing, and federal prosecutors agreed. This means the Feds are still VERY much going after the bigger fish — including Gaetz. Far from stalling, the case has gotten much larger.
Meanwhile… U.S. judge blocks enforcement of near-total abortion ban in Texas — Reuters
So I’m thinking by shortening time frames to cut costs now, in 2024 Dems can campaign on extending programs that turned out to be popular. Might even be a best case scenario.