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Texas Attorney General: Supreme Court should ‘get out of the business’ of law-drafting


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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argued Wednesday that the Supreme Court should “retreat from law writing” while weighing the leaked draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade. Paxton told “Fox & Friends First” that the Supreme Court had no right to take up the abortion issue in 1973 and that it was best to defer the issue to state governments.

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KEN PAXTON: Half of the states are asking for this. We made the simple argument that the Supreme Court supported something 50 years ago that it had no right to support, and it did a bad job. They have changed the law many times. There is no certainty for states, and so they should stop writing laws. It’s not their job under the Constitution to let the states make decisions. If Massachusetts wants to pass abortion laws, it’s up to the people of Massachusetts to make that decision. If Texas wants to pass more restrictive laws, it can. People can vote with their feet and decide where they want to live based on the laws of those states.

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