Supreme Court Is Hearing Arguments For The Texas Abortion Law

Photo by Anna Sullivan on Unsplash

The controversial abortion law passed in Texas has been allowed to stand for the time-being, after a Supreme Court ruling on Friday the 22nd.

This ruling came in a 7-page order, which also stated that the Supreme Court would be expediting a hearing which will examine the legality of the law. This hearing will happen soon, with the court set to hear oral arguments on November 1.

Now there is one interesting element about this hearing, which is the fact that the Supreme Court won’t necessarily be determining whether or not the substance of the bill is legal. Instead, they will be trying to answer a couple different questions.

The first question they will be looking at is whether or not the mechanism used by Texas that allows anyone to civilly sue others over Constitutionally-protected rights is legal. The other question surrounds whether or not the Department of Justice has the right to sue or to block the state law.

It should be noted that while this case is moving through the Supreme Court, the law will remain in effect, and there is no timeline for when a decision could be made. Again, these proceedings will begin on November 1, and the Supreme Court is also hearing another case regarding abortion from Mississippi starting on December 1.

--

--

--

Every week hosts of BBP News Podcast Chris Baker and Nick Rodd write about all current events from politics, technology, business and sports news.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

How I became “radicalized” Against the Criminal Justice System (Part Four)

6th Circuit Court Of Appeals Will Hear OSHA Vaccine Mandate Cases

Who’s the Victim?

First thing first. It’s 29st Nov 2020 as I write this, the CNCF Cloud Native Con is over. Most of

Justice Amy Coney Barrett Denies to Block Vaccine Requirement

President Biden’s Supreme Court Commission Draft Report

How Health Plans Can Furnish Face Masks to Their Members and Adhere to the ACA’s MLR Rebate Rules.

OSHA vaccine mandate stay lifted nationwide

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
BBP News

BBP News

Every week hosts of BBP News Podcast Chris Baker and Nick Rodd write about all current events from politics, technology, business and sports news.

More from Medium

Solidarity in Diversity

Stop the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

Painting of Peterloo Massacre

Conservatives and feces

The Argument Against Abortion