Take THAT, Texas lawmakers. Did any of you happen to see Attorney General Merrick Garland’s speech today? I hope so. Because if you did, I think you might just say we have a star in the office of AG.
So, Garland has announced that the Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Texas and the despicable “Handmaid’s” law. Garland spoke not just forcefully but with passion. And it was so good to see. I think many doubters of Garland will doubt no more.
Garland said many things, and I will highlight just a few:
He believes — as most sane people do — that this Texas law is unconstitutional.
He referred to this law as a “scheme” put together to try to nullify the Constitution.
And he said all should fear it.
This lawsuit is challenging the constitutionality of the law. It is challenging the act of deputizing private citizens who have not suffered any damage.
And AG Garland also added he would bring litigation against any OTHER state that dares to try this.
Garland said this law violates Federal law and the Supremacy Clause. The Supremacy Clause says that Federal Law usually takes precedence over state law. The lawsuit alleges that this vile law violates intergovernmental immunity and the 14th amendment. Garland was righteous, passionate, and unequivocal. He does not want this law to stand and will do everything in his legal repertoire to stop it.
I happen to love this man, and my faith in him rarely has wavered. Will his lawsuit succeed? I cannot say yes with any certainty. But I think he is going to put up a pretty intense fight and use every tool at his disposal to win. I think we stand an excellent chance.
I am very encouraged, and I hope you are as well. Lastly, Garland took the time to acknowledge the upcoming anniversary of 9/11 and the survivors’ pain. Garland also promised to continue to fight against terrorism — both foreign AND domestic. It is so lovely to see empathy, competence, and human decency back in America.