Even its proponents will often be compelled to admit: This is a strange type of law.
There’s precedent for granting bounties to private citizens, and it’s very probably lawful to use the civil courts instead of criminal for enforcement in this or a similar fashion. Even if it’s not, centering a counter-argument on this point is an error anyway. Those who invented the bill in the first place are attempting to choose the ground for the next fight over what is effectively a “heartbeat law” on abortion.
“If we desire respect for the law we must first make the law respectable.” – Justice Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court of the United States
Since TNFN posted our opinion piece on the use of unmarked vehicles by unidentified officers in apprehensions and detentions in Portland, Oregon, we’ve been able to confirm some additional points of interest and establish a timeline of events. This grants a new perspective on the so-called abductions, on the lawsuit filed by Oregon A.G. Ellen Rosenblum, and on the bills now before Congress aimed at halting this activity. Please note the scope of the article is limited to this specific issue.
(Before continuing, we advise you make yourself familiar with the piece linked above for a consistent basis in the facts of the matter. -Editor)