Could Texas abortion ban strategy be double-edged sword?

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Sep 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-11 16:18:09-04

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The unusual legal strategy used to ban most abortions in Texas is already increasingly being employed in Republican-led states to target pornography, LGBT rights and other hot-button cultural issues.

While private residents filing lawsuits is a fixture of some arenas like environmental law, some warn that expanding it and applying it to new areas could have a boomerang effect if Democrats were to use it on issues like gun control.

Attorney General Merrick Garland said the measure could become a model that infringes on constitutional rights in other areas.

The concept has already popped up on issues ranging from federal gun law in Missouri transgender-student bathroom use in Tennessee.

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