The lawyer behind Texas’s S.B. 8 has a lot more — maybe too much — on his plate these days. Also: The story of the "anonymous" donor in Llano County.
To me, Mitchell's litigations are proof of how the right has successfully gamed the system. First, it got its preferred judges on the bench; second, it then has worker bees like Mitchell file lawsuits which will then go in front of those judges, with the obvious expectation that the judges will then rule in their favour. As the Supreme Court has shown with its gutting of the Voting Rights Act and the EPA's regulatory authority (not to mention the Dobbs decision), the plan has worked to a degree that probably even most Federalist Society members would not believe.
Jonathan Mitchell is a greedy, evil little man.
The "normalcy bias" throughout our institutions (courts, Congress, media) in the face of a rapidly ascendant illiberal movement is not protecting the institutions, it's revealing their vulnerabilities and weaknesses.