Even after the right wing extremists on the Supreme Court refused to block an obviously unconstitutional Texas anti-abortion law from going into effect, Palmer Report predicted that the law ultimately wouldn’t end up surviving the court system. As it turns out, the courts are stepping in already.
Texas Judge Maya Guerra Gamble has stepped in and done what the Supreme Court refused to do, temporarily blocking any lawsuits from being filed against abortion providers and facilitators. This isn’t just a procedural move; the judge stated that the law creates a “probable, irreparable, and imminent injury.”
This doesn’t overturn the entire law itself. Nor does it permanently prevent the lawsuits from being filed. But it effectively put a pause on any enforcement angle, rendering the law – for now – somewhat toothless.
There will, of course, be many more court battles and rulings over this anti-abortion law at various levels. And given how badly the right wing Supreme Court Justices appear to have miscalculated when they decided they could get away with this and no one would notice, we’re guessing that they might indeed strike down much of this law once it inevitably makes its way back to the Supreme Court – if only for selfish reasons of self preservation.
But this ruling is proof this is a winnable battle, and one worth fighting. These loons in Texas, and their counterparts on the Supreme Court, have unleashed a tidal wave against themselves. We’ll continue to fight back with everything we have.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report