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Thu Jan 13, 2022, 09:05 PM

Gov. Abbott's border crackdown Operation Lone Star violates U.S. Constitution, Travis County judge s

Source: Austin American Statesman

Gov. Greg Abbott’s border enforcement effort violates the U.S. Constitution, a Travis County state district judge on Thursday ruled, threatening Operation Lone Star's future and opening the gates to a flood of court challenges.

Travis County state District Judge Jan Soifer's ruling came in a legal challenge to the detention of a man from Ecuador who is seeking asylum. His lawyers say he is among thousands of migrants arrested as part of Abbott’s effort to combat illegal border crossings.

Soifer's ruling "sets a clear pathway for everybody arrested under Operation Lone Star to challenge their arrests," said Kristin Etter, a special project director at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, which represents about 800 defendants arrested as part of the operation. Etter also testified during the hearing.

"We are in the process of evaluating strategies moving forward, and that is one of them," she said.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/gov-abbott-border-crackdown-operation-222354259.html

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Thursday OP
grumpyduck Thursday #1
BlueIdaho Thursday #2
Lonestarblue Thursday #3
paleotn Thursday #4
lark Friday #8
monkeyman1 Thursday #5
DBoon Thursday #6
monkeyman1 Thursday #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 09:13 PM

1. I'm so glad there are judges there doing their jobs.

Fuck that dictator wannabe.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 09:19 PM

2. Bankrupt Texas

With lawsuits. Serves them right.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 09:19 PM

3. Abbott is using his fake border crackdown as a re-election strategy.

Meanwhile, Te as has the highest number of people with no health insurance. The state, one of the highest maternal death rates in the country, and one of the highest rates of child poverty in the country. He has done nothing to improve the energy grid, other than take big donations from the energy companies. Unless you’re rich and white, don’t bother Greg—he isn’t interested.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 09:22 PM

4. Let Texas go.....

Maybe the nutters will move there. We can hope.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 09:34 AM

8. I have a ton of relatives in Texas and some of them are Democrats.

Not many, it's true, but there are some and they are elderly and all have paid for houses so would have a great deal of difficulty moving.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 10:34 PM

5. give it back to mexico !! but, on second thought, they probably won't want it back ?

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Response to monkeyman1 (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 10:45 PM

6. Mexico has had enough problems with corrupt power hungry politicians

They don't need more from Texas

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Response to DBoon (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 13, 2022, 11:29 PM

7. ya' got me on that one !

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