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Mon Jan 3, 2022, 11:03 PM

Opponents of Texas abortion law ask Supreme Court to expedite their challenge

Source: NBC News

WASHINGTON Opponents of the Texas law that bans most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to get the case back in the hands of a federal judge so they can resume their legal fight.

The Supreme Court last month rejected a claim by Texas that the law known as S.B. 8 was immune to challenges in federal court, but the ruling limited opponents of the law to suing state medical licensing officials. That meant abortion providers in Texas could only seek to block those officials from taking away their medical licenses.

The ruling also meant opponents were unable to block the most novel feature of the Texas law, which allows anyone to sue an abortion provider and seek a minimum of $10,000.

The Supreme Court last month sent the case back to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Now, abortion providers say the case is stuck there and should be returned to a federal trial judge in Texas so they can proceed with their legal challenge.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/opponents-texas-abortion-law-ask-supreme-court-expedite-their-challenge-n1286897

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Jan 3, 2022, 11:11 PM

1. This Is Being Done So SCOTUS Can First Rule On The Mississippi Case.

And they don;t want to combine the two cases.

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Tue Jan 4, 2022, 01:52 AM

2. The 5th Circuit Court is 5:12 Dem:GOP Article III judges, right?

There are as many judges on it appointed by Trump as by Clinton & Obama put together (none by Carter remain).

No wonder they're slow walking it for the Supreme Court conservatives.

(Senior, semi-retired judges on the 5th are 2 Dem:GOP)

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