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Who's Paying Jonathan Mitchell's Legal Bills?Sometimes even big-time lawyers have trouble getting paid. Consider Jonathan Mitchell, who says his regular hourly rate is $1,200. The baby-faced Austin-based savant graduated from the University of Chicago Law School with high honors in 2001 and clerked for right-wing U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia. Mitchell has since earned a reputation as the canniest champion of the movement against abortion rights. He’s the architect of Texas Senate Bill 8, the law that allows anyone to sue, and collect civil damages from, anyone who has “aided or abetted” an abortion after about six weeks of gestation. He’s also crafted a host of other ingenious attempts to eradicate abortion rights in Texas. But though Mitchell was the winning lawyer last year in a defamation case that…

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