SCOTUS to hear Texas abortion ban challenge, but refuses to block law

Posted On: Nov 29, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

SCOTUS to hear Texas abortion ban challenge, but refuses to block law

The Supreme Court has declined to block Texas' near-total abortion ban ahead of the judges next month considering a challenge mounted by the Department of Justice to the law.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Stotomayor dissented from the decision not to halt the law - known as SB 8 - in the meantime, ahead of November.
Justices will next be deciding whether the federal government can challenge the law and “obtain injunctive or declaratory relief against the State, state court judges, state court clerks, other state officials, or all private parties to prohibit SB 8 from being enforced,” according to Friday's decision.
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