Donald Trump’s Supreme Court lawyer was behind Texas’ anti-abortion law

The US Supreme Court will decide whether Donald Trump is disqualified from the 2024 presidential election due to his efforts after losing the 2020 election and his part in the January 6, 2021, US Capitol riots. What’s noteworthy is the choice of legal representation for Trump – Jonathan Mitchell, a figure known for his involvement in crafting stringent anti-abortion laws in Texas.

Mitchell’s most infamous creation is the Texas ‘bounty hunter’ law. This law pays people money if they sue anyone involved in helping with abortions.

This law essentially empowers anyone to target individuals they believe are aiding or abetting the procedure, even extending to friends or family members.

Beyond his anti-abortion campaign, Mitchell has been a key player in various other far-right causes.

He has actively worked to dismantle Obamacare, curb LGBTQ rights, and advocate for book bans featuring LGBTQ characters.

Mitchell’s legal portfolio reads like a long list of grievances aired at conservative gatherings, reflecting his staunch adherence to ultra-conservative principles.

Published By:

Girish Kumar Anshul

Published On:

Feb 9, 2024

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