U.S. District Judge Robert PittmanAppointed by President Obama for the Western District of Austin, Texas.
The lawsuit concerns doctors and several non-profit Texas Abortion Funds who have filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Ken Paxton, claiming that he has “improved the Constitution by limiting its ability to promote out-of-state abortions.” It violated the rights of the First Amendment.” Interstate Travel Rights. ”
The ruling further stated that “Paxton’s conduct and threat of prosecution [one of the defendants’] Ability to travel across state lines and provide abortion services in legal locations. ”
Pittman dismissed Paxton’s case, stating that the Attorney General “has no authority to enforce the state’s prior decisions.”egg That’s because plaintiffs don’t allege that Paxton could enforce any of Texas’ three abortion laws against them.
“The Court Finds Paxton Lacks Enforcement Powers With respect to: [the Heartbeat Act] and preegg law,” the judgment reads.
Heartbeat Act and pre-egg The law states that outside Paxton’s executive powers and under constitutional interests, plaintiffs “suffer substantial and continuing harm” of their First Amendment rights and “face substantial risk of prosecution.” ” was declared.
HB 1280, commonly known as “Trigger Prohibition,” came into effect 30 days after the US Supreme Court’s decision. dobbs vs jacksonby Pittman, “has been ruled not to regulate abortions performed outside of Texas, and to do so is arguably not even readable.”
The ruling states, “There is no reasonable interpretation of the law that would allow the attorney general or district attorney to punish out-of-state abortions.”
“In other words, a plausible interpretation of the law authorizing prosecution for ‘providing the means’ of an abortion if the abortion took place outside of Texas, if the ‘providing’ took place in Texas. low).
Paxton previously stated Social media After capsize Law vs Wade that texas preegg Laws are “100% valid laws” and enforceable.
Pittman’s judgment says otherwise.
The ruling, which supports those who help Texans seek out-of-state abortions, is done by using advance margin to issue an injunction against prosecutors.egg Setting bans and limits for HB 1280.
Rep. Tony Tinderholt (R-Arlington) recently filed HB2813 This would place limits on the company’s ability to facilitate out-of-state abortions.
The governor of a company doing business in Texas that helps its employees get abortions out of state is deemed to be in “breach of fiduciary duty to the company” and the company or its shareholders may sue the individual. right.
A copy of Pitman’s ruling is provided below.
https://thetexan.news/u-s-district-judge-rules-attorney-general-paxton-cannot-prosecute-out-of-state-abortions/ U.S. District Judge Rules Attorney General Paxton Cannot Prosecute Out-of-State Abortions