The horrible Texas abortion law will never be allowed to stand. Already people are in an uproar about it, and already protests are being planned and marches. And the Supreme Court is being openly laughed at for their utter incompetence.
The Supreme Court acted in a way that can only be described as cowardly though that word doesn’t even begin to do their behavior justice. The court made this decision in the dead of night and used their “shadow docket” as an excuse not to hear oral arguments.
More and more talk is going on about the shadow docket, and many persuasive arguments are being made to eliminate it. The shadow docket is an excellent way of screwing up cases and avoiding accountability. I, too, believe it needs to go.
In addition to all of this, there are the corporations. Like Lyft and Uber, some of them have come out strongly against this pathetic law, and we applaud them. Then there are others. One company having a bit of a problem right now is Tripwire.
Tripwire’s CEO was forced to step down after tweeting his support for the vile law. This man, John Gibson, tweeted this: “Proud of #USSupremeCourt affirming the Texas law banning abortion for babies with a heartbeat.”
This is part of a longer tweet, and the backlash was swift. The CEO stepped down. Tripwire did not seem happy with this tweet, and the company issued its own statement: “The comments made by John Gibson are of his own opinion and do not reflect those of Tripwire Interactive as a company.”
“His comments disregarded the values of our whole team, our partners, and much of our broader community.”
I applaud Tripwire for this excellent statement in repudiation of their former CEO and the Texas law itself. The Supreme Court is on the wrong side of this issue, and with the resistance already percolating wildly, we will get this abhorrent law thrown away.