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The Justice Department Wants A Federal Judge To Block Texas’ New Abortion Ban

In this Aug. 5, 2021, file photo, Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. Andrew Harnik/AP Andrew Harnik/AP The Justice Department asked a federal judge in Texas to temporarily block enforcement of the state's new law that bans abortions after about six weeks. This step, a major move by the Biden administration against the highly controversial law, follows a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department last week. The Biden administration asked the court late Tuesday to implement the preliminary injunction while the lawsuit plays out in federal court. Texas's abortion ban …

 

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