The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
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This week’s Who Won the Week Winner is Texas state judge Amy Clark Meachum, who issued an temporary injunction against a policy ordered last month by Governor Greg Abbott calling for investigations of parents with transgender children for possible child abuse. I wrote about that in this post.
The ruling stemmed from a legal challenge by the parents of a 16-year-old transgender girl. Her family was among the first to be investigated by the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services. Judge Meachum said the governor’s actions, and those of the agency, “violate separation of powers by impermissibly encroaching into the legislative domain.” She said there was a “substantial likelihood” that plaintiffs would prevail after a trial on the merits because the governor’s order was “unconstitutional.”
The ruling applied to all investigations initiated across Texas under Mr. Abbott’s order, which the court said could no longer be enforced pending a trial on the issue, set for July.
While it seems that sanity and reason has actually prevailed in Texas, at least in this instance, the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said, “So we’re definitely going to appeal that and take it to the Texas Supreme Court. I have no doubt that the governor has the authority to do what he’s doing.”
Well, for the time being, let’s applaud Judge Meachum for her rational response to an irrational order by a partisan hack who sits in the Texas Governor’s mansion.
What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?