Elon Musk, Trump, Biden, Manchin, And More On “10 Worst Americans Of 2021” List

Posted December 24, 2021 by with 7 comments

Also on the list (from The Intercept’s Jon Schwarz), the particularly deserving ghoul from Texas who came up with S.B. 8, which bans abortions, not to mention all constitutionally protected activities:

Former Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell crafted the legal concept behind Texas’s S.B. 8 law, which bans abortion after as early as six weeks from conception. The Supreme Court has ruled that governments can’t interfere with a woman’s right to obtain an abortion before fetal viability, so under normal circumstances Texas officials would be sued and the law would be thrown out. But Mitchell came up with the idea of making S.B. 8 only enforceable by private citizens, granting them the right to sue into penury anyone who “aids or abets the performance or inducement of an abortion.”

Needless to say, this is completely bonkers. If it endures, it will literally be the end of constitutional rights in the United States. States can just hand individual citizens the ability to punish anyone engaging in constitutionally protected activities, and that’s that.

[The Intercept: The 10 Worst Americans of 2021]

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