Ed-vise Episode 263

A quiet GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, walk this morning reminded me of my paper route in Alaska. When the new snow fell, it was ever so quiet out. No snow but similar silence. Very peaceful early in the morning.

Talkin Tuesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s TUESDAY! and there is lots to talk about!

So, the mighty SUU-PREEM Court listened to oral arguments about the Texas (God bless Texas) abortion bill called SB8 yesterday.

Side note: I firmly believe the SUU-PREEM Court reads my blog because the questions they asked Texas were issues I brought up in previous blogs. As they say in Q-ANON Speak: “Prove me wrong!”

A bit of procedure stuff.

After a person/ plaintiff does enough to show “injury” or future “future injury” they get to go to the SUU-PREEM Court. I won’t go into detail about all the crap they have to do to get there.

Before they go to the judges, they put together their “briefs.” They are called briefs because the written document is supposed to provide a “brief” summary of the facts of the case and the points of law that support the reasoning for the judges to rule in their favor.

Once the briefs are done, they get submitted to the court. The judges read the briefs and then call the parties forward to argue their points. The judges also get to ask questions and provide pushback for clarity and what have you.

After the arguments and questions are done, the judges then take all the information back to chambers and argue amongst themselves about how the case should go. Once the votes are cast, the presiding judge of the case will hand it over to their clerk to write the opinion. The opinion is handed to the other judges to read and agree to. Those who voted against usually will write a dissenting opinion to attach.

Last, the opinion is brought forward and the decision is published.

It all takes a while.

And this is just the beginning.

See, the question before the court was whether or not the abortion providers could even challenge SB8 on Constitutional grounds. The providers are saying that Texas passed an unconstitutional law. Texas was saying the providers are suing the wrong people. The whole case yesterday was about the enforcement mechanism of SB8. No state actors; no unconstitutional activity.

And there are a bunch of state legislatures hoping that the enforcement mechanism is allowed to pass court muster because they are fully planning to write up a bunch of laws similar to SB8 that will start taking away your civil rights.

Get your popcorn and scotch ready to go cause this is gonna be a good one!

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember do not take a turkey to church because turkeys speak in FOWL LANGUAGE!!! HAHHAHAHAHA


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