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DOJ Asks Federal Judge to Block Enforcement of Texas Abortion Law

DOJ Asks Federal Judge to Block Enforcement of Texas Abortion Law
The injunction is necessary "to protect the constitutional rights" of those seeking abortion services, the DOJ said.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has requested that a federal judge impose an injunction on the enforcement of an abortion law in Texas until a lawsuit from the federal government that is challenging the statute is resolved.The Justice Department issued the request Tuesday “to protect the constitutional rights of women in Texas and the sovereign interest of the United States,” p to Judge Robert L.” Pitman, who was p , may honor the request by the Justice Department.“The United States seeks a temporary restraining order or a preliminary injunction enjoining the enforcement of S.

However, the state of Texas could appeal any injunction he imposes to the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, p .The DOJ alleged in its brief that the Texas law, also known as S.

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