The Texas Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday allowing the arrest or detention of Democrats who fled the state to thwart Republican-led electoral reform bills.
Republican Governor Greg Abbott sent an arrest warrant when Democratic North Korean defectors returned and vowed to force the Chamber of Commerce to proceed with the bill.
On Sunday, a state judge becomes a Democrat in the House of Representatives Temporary suppression order Ban their detention, imprisonment, or arrest for two weeks.Abbott and Speaker of the House Dade Phelan petitioned the High Court on Monday to overturn the freeze on arrests from the House of Representatives. Texas Tribune.. Acknowledging their demands, Tuesday’s decision from the Supreme Court of Texas overturns previous orders to protect Democrats from arrest, at least for now.
The deadline for Democrats in the House of Representatives involved in the proceedings is Thursday at 4 o’clock. afternoon Correspond to the court.
“The Texas Supreme Court has swiftly rejected this dangerous attempt by Texas Democrats to undermine our constitution and avoid doing their chosen job,” Abbott spokeswoman said. Said Renae Ez. Texas Tribune.. “We look forward to the Supreme Court upholding the rule of law and stopping another stall tactic by the Democratic Party of Texas.”
Fifty-seven Democrats in Texas camp in Washington, DC for almost a month, lobbying a federal election bill that protests Republican voting bills and relaxes voting requirements nationwide. In their pursuit, they drew the attention of Democratic Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer and other progressive lawmakers.
Originally a Democrat Went out Republican quorum, or Texas House to deny the minimum attendance required to advance the legislative process. Abbott revealed that he would pursue all constitutional means to pass the election bill and called for a series of special sessions to reopen the legislative window.
Police enforcement of orders by state authorities could only bring arrested Democrats back to the legislature for talks. They broke the law by neglecting their elected obligations and leaving the state, but Democrats did not face imprisonment, fines, or criminal charges. Texas Tribune Verified.