The decision sets a dangerous precedent for states seeking to evade judicial review of laws that violate federal constitutional rights and a new front in the right’s drive to bankrupt reproductive health-care providers.
Attorneys for the State of Mississippi hope the conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will rule that the state can move forward with closing the clinic for failing to meet its admitting privileges requirement.
A federal appeals court, on which sits a judge that Rush Limbaugh counts on his “team,” has refused to re-hear arguments against Texas’ barring of Planned Parenthood from participation in its Women’s Health Program.
Texas can move forward with excluding Planned Parenthood clinics from its health program for low income women while a lawsuit challenging the law moves forward.
A decision striking the affirmative action policy at the University of Texas could be the first of many assaults on equal rights this term.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals appears willing to stop at nothing to enshrine its hostility to abortion access into law.
In an overnight decision, the conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an injunction issued yesterday allowing Planned Parenthood to continue providing Medicaid-funded care in Texas. The judge behind the ruling? Conservative Jerry Smith, a member of Rush Limbaugh’s anti-Obama “team.”