According to the Times a lawsuit has been filed claiming that Texas state senate bill 4 violates the 10th amendment to the United States constitution.
It makes sense that some groups are opposed to bill. What would make even more sense is if they based their objections on an argument that they can win.
The wording of the 10th is:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Evidently one of the statements in the lawsuit is “SB4 supports otherwise to wrest this autonomy from local governments…”.
The 10th does not address the autonomy of local governments. That is done in our state constitution.
Our state government has powers over our local governments just as our feral government has powers over the various states.
The lawsuit is basically asking a court to declare that state governments have no power over local ones. Chaos would be the result if that were to happen.
The Times did not mention this. Maybe everyone involved should read our constitution.
We deserve better