The Justice Department filed a request for a temporary or provisional injunction against the Texas abortion law, which bans abortions as early as six weeks gestation late Tuesday night.
It was filed shortly after the Biden administration sued Texas, known as Senate Bill 8, and blocked a six-week ban on abortion signed by Governor Greg Abbott. At a press conference announcing the proceedings last week, Attorney General Merrick Garland called a legal “bounty hunter” to thwart procedures that remain technically legal under state law and Supreme Court case law. Blew up the state on behalf of.
In a submission to Austin’s federal court, the Justice Department said, “It protects the constitutional rights of women in Texas and the sovereign interests of the United States, and the United States is nationally compact. It is also a legitimate claim that SB 8 bans. We also need to protect the federal agencies, employees, and contractors who take action. “
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