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An Early Texas Cold Front: The Chilling Effect of Senate Bill 8

Regardless of where you stand on the abortion issue, Texas Senate Bill 8 should give you at least one concern: Your ability to challenge the constitutionality of law has been chilled. In the legal context, a chilling effect is the inhabitation or discouragement of the legitimate exercise of natural and legal rights by the threat of legal sanction.  For example, in Lamont v.…
September 13, 2021