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After Three Years, Clinic at the Center of Texas Abortion Case Reopens

Posted on · It’s been nearly a year (June 27, 2016) since the US Supreme Court struck down two provisions of a Texas law regulating abortion. The clinic at the center of the case in Austin is reopening to patients for the first time in three years, the first to do so since Texas’ House Bill 2 forced […]

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Two Provisions of Texas Abortion Law

Posted on · The US Supreme Court this morning (June 27, 2016), in a 5-3 ruling, struck down two provisions of a Texas law regulating abortion: one requiring doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admissions privileges within 30 miles; the other requiring clinics that provide abortions to meet the standards of outpatient surgical centers. The state argued […]

Politics

How Will Scalia’s Death Affect Texas Cases Before The Supreme Court?

Posted on · Five major cases involving Texas are on the current docket: abortion clinic regulations, affirmative action policies at UT Austin, employer coverage of contraception, a voter redistricting case, and Obama’s executive action on immigration policy (put on hold by a Texas federal judge).

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Lawsuit Seeks to Block Further Implementation of Texas Abortion Law

Posted on · A trial is set to begin today in an Austin federal court over a lawsuit that seeks to block further implementation of the abortion legislation that passed in a special session of the Texas Legislature last year. Part of the law took effect last November, which reduced the number of places in Texas that can […]