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Supreme Court Grants Gov. Greg Abbott’s Wish to Turn Texas into a Far-Right Dictatorship

Donald Trump isn't the only far-right character the Supreme Court could bless with dictatorial powers. (Click image for article.)

Illustration: Texas Governor Greg Abbott (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

….Late last week, the Supreme Court allowed West Texas A&M University to proceed with its ban of drag shows hosted by on-campus groups, even though the school’s censorship violate decades of First Amendment precedence. This week, the Supreme Court did it again, allowing Texas to temporarily go forward with a clearly unconstitutional claim that state law supersedes federal jurisdiction when it comes to immigration. Neither decision constitutes the final word on whether Texas can flout the constitutional order so openly, to be clear. But even letting it get this far represents the Supreme Court’s eagerness to bless Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Tex., in his quest to turn his state into a far-right dictatorship…

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