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Understanding John Roberts: A Conservative Institutionalist Concerned with Durability of the Law and Respect for the Court
Many practitioners, to say nothing of members of the press, recently have come to ask: "What's up with John Roberts? Has he become a liberal?" This, of course, started with National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, where the Chief Just (More)
US District Judge blocks Tennessee heartbeat abortion ban shortly after governor signs it into law
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed an abortion ban on Monday that was quickly blocked by a temporary restraining order issued from the US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.The plaintiffs in Memphis Center for Reproductive Health (More)
Florida governor signs abortion parental consent law
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a bill into law that requires written parental consent for all minors having abortions and makes it a third-degree felony to violate the law.The bill was passed in February of this year after the st (More)
Missouri Supreme Court denies attempt to defund Planned Parenthood
The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 6-1 that a provision in the state's appropriations bill that deprived Planned Parenthood of millions of dollars for medical services reimbursements, is unconstitutional.The suit challenged House Bill 20 (More)
Iowa judge blocks 24-hour abortion waiting period
Judge Mitchell Turner issued a temporary injunction Tuesday blocking enforcement of an Iowa law requiring a 24-hour waiting period for abortions. The injunction was granted while the court hears arguments in a suit challenging the law brought by Plan (More)
Iowa governor signs 24-hour abortion waiting period into law
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on Monday signed into law a 24-hour waiting period for abortions. The law has already been challenged by Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Iowa.The law, House File 594, created a sectio (More)
Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion limits
In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana abortion law because it placed an undue burden on women seeking an abortion.In June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, the court reversed the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth (More)
Missouri allows only abortion clinic to remain open
The Missouri Administrative Commission ruled on Friday for Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, allowing the state's only abortion provider to renew its license.The Department of Health and Senior Services refused license renewal to Planne (More)
Indiana AG files Supreme Court brief arguing states can deny Medicaid status to abortion clinics
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court Thursday arguing that states have the authority to deny abortion clinics the label of Medicaid providers.Hill the attorneys general from 18 other states are ask (More)
Federal judge blocks Tennessee order to limit surgical abortions during COVID-19
A federal judge on Friday blocked Tennessee Governor Bill Lee's executive order to limit surgical abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic.Abortion providers, Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit after Lee promulgate (More)
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