In a brief submitted to the Roberts Court, the State of Texas could barely be bothered to muster up a defense of some of the most devastating abortion restrictions in the country.
Under HB 2, Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, doctors must fulfill medically unnecessary requirements just to stay open, forgoing a patient’s comfort.
Almost three years after the passage and implementation of HB 2 the Roberts Court could finally weigh in on its constitutionality.
A three-judge panel on the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that part of the state’s restrictive voter identification law violates a remaining provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, saying Texas’ SB 14 has the effect of “disparately impacting minority voters.”
The petition filed late Friday asks the Roberts Court to stay a decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that requires all clinics to meet ambulatory surgical center provisions by July 1 or shut down.
On Wednesday morning, Texas abortion providers took one step closer to taking their case against the state’s omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2, to the Supreme Court.
The decision to uphold the ambulatory surgical center provisions of HB 2 seems designed to bait the Roberts Court to take on another major abortion case.
Two years after Texas lawmakers passed omnibus anti-abortion law HB 2, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the most restrictive provisions of HB 2 can go into effect.
The Roberts Court will consider stepping into the fight over Mississippi’s admitting privileges requirement for abortion providers in a case that could make it harder for pro-choice advocates to combat restrictions based in junk science.
The ruling dismisses a portion of the challenge to the law but lets the underlying challenge to its constitutionality proceed.