...

DOJ seeks emergency order to temporarily block Texas abortion law




  • In Politics
  • 2021-09-15 03:12:41Z
  • By Axios
 

The Department of Justice submitted an emergency motion late Tuesday seeking a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction on Texas' ban on abortions after six weeks.

Why it matters: The action marks an escalation by the Biden administration in its challenge on the constitutionality of the GOP-led state's restrictive new law, after the DOJ filed a lawsuit last week following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision, in a 5-4 vote, to allow the ban to remain in place.

Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.

What they're saying: The DOJ argues in its filing, submitted to the U.S. District Court in Austin, Texas, that the law, known as Senate Bill 8, was passed "to prevent women from exercising their constitutional rights."

  • "This relief is necessary to protect the constitutional rights of women in Texas and the sovereign interest of the United States," the statement added.

Read the emergency motion, via DocumentCloud:

Editor's note: This a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

COMMENTS

More Related News

Abortion providers in Texas are asking the Supreme Court to quickly review the state
Abortion providers in Texas are asking the Supreme Court to quickly review the state's new abortion law

"This chaos must come to an end, and that is why we are going back to the Supreme Court today," a president of an abortion clinic said.

Trump demands Texas Gov. Greg Abbott push for election audits, despite winning the state in 2020
Trump demands Texas Gov. Greg Abbott push for election audits, despite winning the state in 2020

In the state of Texas in 2020, Trump defeated Biden by more than 5 percentage points but still wants the vote count "audited" like in Arizona.

Regulators issue standards to prevent another Texas grid freeze
Regulators issue standards to prevent another Texas grid freeze
  • US
  • 2021-09-23 20:22:15Z

U.S. and North American energy regulators on Thursday issued recommendations and mandatory electric reliability standards for utilities they hope will...

Anti-abortion bill modeled after Texas ban introduced in Florida
Anti-abortion bill modeled after Texas ban introduced in Florida

The bill gives citizens the right to sue anyone who helps someone who seeks an abortion, as in Texas Florida state representative Webster Barnaby introduced ...

Mexican forces surround border migrant camp
Mexican forces surround border migrant camp
  • World
  • 2021-09-23 13:41:21Z

CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico (AP) - A camp where more than 14,000 migrants had waited along the Texas border just days ago was dramatically smaller at dawn Thursday,...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Politics