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From Abortion to Voting, Texas Is Set on Making It Illegal to Help People

Dahlia Lithwick and Scott Pilutik Slate
S.B. 8 sets its sights on anyone who “aids and abets,” so as to isolate the most vulnerable seeking an abortion. S.B. 1 similarly creates criminal consequences for those seeking to offer help to confused, non-English-speaking, or disabled voters.

We Are Becoming a Nation of Vigilantes

Jon Michaels and David Noll New York Times
The new private enforcement laws endorse what amounts to a civilized form of vigilantism. Recent years have seen an alarming number of vigilante threats or acts against immigrants seeking asylum, Black Lives Matters protesters and voting rights driv

Dirty Harry Lives

Patrick McGilligan Jacobin
Clint Eastwood’s iconic character spawned generations of vigilante cop fantasies.
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