Re: Developments


I didn't realise abortion had been criminal in Mexico. Brautigan's librarian took Vida to Tijuana for one in 1966. Maybe the law simply wasn't enforced.
Will the DoJ win? It seems that it would encourage the bad guys if they don't.

Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 09-10-21 10:24 AM
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I think the hope is for a win or a clean loss that will energize the pro-choice majority. Nonsense like the current ruling lets the court pretend they haven't done anything revolutionary.

Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-10-21 10:27 AM
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1.1: It appears to be state-by-state, and this ruling declares all state laws criminalizing abortion to be unconstitutional.

Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-10-21 10:37 AM
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Interestingly, the specific state law at issue in the case is from Coahuila, which borders Texas. Probably a coincidence but richly symbolic nonetheless.

Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-10-21 10:38 AM
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3: I have the impression that Mexico isn't as good at incorporating supreme judicial rulings into day-to-day practice. Maybe this has changed, but didn't same-sex couples, to get their marriage recognized in most places other than Mexico City, have to go through an expensive legal process to get a court to agree it was valid according to precedents?

Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09-10-21 11:23 AM
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Someday soon, Mexico will be politically more similar to the regular part of America and then in movies Texas will get the yellow filter and Mexico will be visually identical to California.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-10-21 1:14 PM
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Posted by: heebie | Link to this comment | 09-10-21 1:41 PM
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The DOJ is more likely to get a stay of the law pending Supreme Court review than other plaintiffs, but they expect to lose in the end. If the DOJ thought they could win at the Supreme Court, it would have filed the case there directly, as is permitted when the federal government sues a state, instead of starting in a federal trial court. Also, it doesn't take exceptional inside knowledge to figure out that at least five, and probably six, Supreme court justices are ready to overturn Roe v Wade.

Posted by: unimaginative | Link to this comment | 09-10-21 1:52 PM
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Whoa, I just checked cannabis status in Mexico and they formally legalized it recreationally in June 2021! Via the Supreme Court, but specifically them ruling on the passed legislation's constitutionality.

So it's now legalized basically entirely up and down the Pacific Coast, from Acapulco to Nome.

Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09-10-21 3:06 PM
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