The first lawyer in the Trump v. Colorado case is Jonathan Mitchell, the attorney who is representing Trump’s side in the issue. Mitchell is a well-known conservative voice in the world of politics, as one of the many right-leaning politicians who pushed for abortion to be outlawed in the United States. Before his legal career took off, Mitchell graduated from the University of Chicago’s law school, then went on to work for federal appeals judge J. Michael Luttig as well as the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Mitchell was appointed Texas solicitor general in 2010 and stayed in the job for five years; he later started his own law firm in 2018. Mitchell is perhaps most well-known for his role in the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade; he first drafted the legislation that banned abortion in Texas, which led to more and more states following suit, and eventually reversing Roe in June 2022. Mitchell even received an award from the National Association of Christian Lawmakers for his part in creating the pro-life legislation.