An important move from the Biden administration in an under-the-radar case. Also: Ohio Republicans say they want to ignore the voters after passage of Issue One.
Deeply concerned with reproductive justice and so have been following the Alabama lawsuits. Appreciate your break down of the motion to dismiss and the DOJ brief in response. Will continue to follow closely
The criminal conduct is the agreement (the conspiracy) itself, which is conduct that occurs in Alabama that Alabama has every right to prosecute.”
But the conspiratorial agreement is to engage in interstate travel for the purpose of engaging in legal conduct. No unlawful means. No unlawful goal. Should be a slam dunk.
In Dobbs, Kavanaugh assured us that:
"For example, may a State bar a resident of that State from traveling to another State to obtain an abortion? In my view, the answer is no based on the constitutional right to interstate travel."
To quote Justice Kagan, let's see if "some genius" found a way the Supreme Court majority will found around that.
Chris, thank you again for the work you do. If you ever want someone to follow the Alabama AG's efforts more closely, just let me know. As an Alabaman myself, I'd love to shine a light on it--writing under the pen name "(emphasis added)."
I am more ignorant than most readers of this site, but it seems like there would be huge repercussions in many other areas if this case were to stand. People help others go to other states for all sorts of reasons, such as buying marijuana.
In what other contexts can it be a crime to conspire to do something legal?
Fuck's sake, just say Jews.
So after losing twice, OH GOPpers want to undo the effect of Issue One by essentially stripping courts of authority to enforce it? My, my, what a shock.
Some years ago I started a list of "Rules for Right-wingers" about how they debate, or rather don't. Rule #18 is "If you can't win by the rules, change them."
FYI, the full list is at my Substack. Jus' sayin'.