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  •  Did they pass it after midnight? (3+ / 0-)

    And then kick everyone out?

    And say fuck the Constitution?

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 10:20:27 PM PDT

    •  Senator West's statement (4+ / 0-)
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      Zwoof, yella dawg, BlackSheep1, BachFan
      "The vote on SB5 is void. The constitutionality will be challenged. We weren't in session."
      So, they did vote, which means it's sort of law, but it will be challenged immediately, because the vote took place after midnight when the senate was not in session.
      •  Yeah, but will the TX court uphold (0+ / 0-)

        the Constitution or screw the women of Texas?

        "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

        by zenbassoon on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 10:45:26 PM PDT

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        •  The question that will go to the court (0+ / 0-)

          Won't have anything to do with abortion, but with the senate's right to unconstitutionally vote after the session legally ends. It will be difficult for the court to decide to allow it - even though disallowing it will indirectly result in this particular bill failing.

          I'm sure there will be another bill on the roles in the immediate future, so it's not a big deal for the court to decide to maintain the constitutional rule.  

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