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Fri Oct 15, 2021, 11:08 AM

Justice Department will ask Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law while legal fights play out

Source: Washington Post

The Department of Justice said Friday that it will go back to the Supreme Court to request that it put on hold Texas’s restrictive abortion law while legal battles continue. In a different case, the Supreme Court last month allowed the law to go into effect on a divisive 5 to 4 vote. The DOJ has filed a separate challenge to halt the law, which bars abortion as early as six weeks into the pregnancy and makes no exceptions for rape or incest, with mixed results.

Last week, a federal judge in Austin temporarily suspended enforcement of the abortion ban, saying he would “not sanction one more day of this offensive deprivation of such an important right.” “A person’s right under the Constitution to choose to obtain an abortion before fetal viability is well established,” U.S. District Judge Robert L. Pitman, a nominee of President Barack Obama, wrote in a 113-page ruling. “Fully aware that depriving its citizens of this right by direct state action would be flagrantly unconstitutional, the State contrived an unprecedented and transparent statutory scheme to do just that.”

But the U.S. Court of Appeals of the 5th Circuit quickly put Pitman’s order on hold, and on Thursday said the law would remain in effect, setting a hearing the week of Dec. 6. and reinstated the law pending further review. In a 2-to-1 order, the judges did not give detailed reasoning for their action. Judges James C. Ho, a nominee of President Donald Trump, and Catharina Haynes, a nominee of President George W. Bush. were in the majority. Judge Carl E. Stewart, a nominee of President Bill Clinton, dissented.

The majority cited a previous rulings in a separate challenge, which said that because the ban is enforced by private individuals and not government officials, it is not clear when and how the law can be challenged in federal court. “The Justice Department intends to ask the Supreme Court to vacate the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the preliminary injunction against Texas Senate Bill 8,” Justice Department spokesman Anthony Coley said in a brief statement Friday.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/doj-texas-abortion-ban-supreme-court/2021/10/15/bd5762e6-2dcc-11ec-8ef6-3ca8fe943a92_story.html

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BumRushDaShow Oct 15 OP
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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 11:25 AM

1. Texas Unsupreme Court majority ruling makes no sense.

“The majority cited a previous ruling in a separate challenge, which said that because the ban is enforced by private individuals and not government officials, it is not clear when and how the law can be challenged in federal court.”

No one can take issue with the fact the vigilante law parts are vague and ambiguous…aside from ofc being unconstitutional delegation of State law enforcement…,
yet the Unjustices in the majority ruled…wait for it…

…that the naughty vigilante bits are SO vague and ambiguous it needs further study. ?? Meanwhile the vigilantes can have at it.

Not a word from the majority on the scathing and clearly correct jurisprudence of the Judge whose ruling they so swiftly overturned. Oblivious to their own written hypocrisy.

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Fri Oct 15, 2021, 12:49 PM

2. Beat me to it.

This is needed.

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Fri Oct 15, 2021, 12:51 PM

3. Someone needs to challenge it with violation of establishment clause

because it is all religiously based. It is clearly an attempt to legislate religious tenants. Dubious as they are.

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Sun Oct 17, 2021, 08:42 AM

4. Well our Supremes no longer care or respect actual rule of law

They gave up on that when they voted in W and told Florida to stop counting votes.

And now we have crazy religious idiots as judges who think a fetus with a tail is a baby. So, I'm sure slave/wife Amy will do as her husband orders her to do and vote based on her crazy ass religion instead of using logic and the rule of law.

I doubt the remaining self appointed religious leaders on the Supreme Court will allow American women their right to medical intervention and autonomy anymore. Force women into having birth for unwanted children and see how much worse your labor shortage gets.

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Sun Oct 17, 2021, 09:32 AM

5. If this is allowed to stand then NY or California should pass

the same law, word for word, but for guns instead of abortions.

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