The Biden administration has formally asked a federal judge to block enforcement of a new ...

Biden administration asks court to block enforcement of Texas abortion ban – The Guardian

The Biden administration has formally asked a federal judge to block enforcement of a new Texas law that effectively bans almost all abortions in the state under a novel legal design that opponents say is intended to thwart court challenge.The US Department of Justice’s 45-page emergency motion seeks a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction lifting the abortion ban while its lawsuit challenging the statute as unconstitutional proceeds through the courts.“This relief is necessary to protect the constitutional rights of women in Texas and the sovereign interest of the United States,” the DoJ’s brief stated.The Republican-backed law forbids abortions performed …

 

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