21 January 2022 - Supreme Court Lets Texas Abortion Law Stay in Effect
Supreme Court rejects another attempt to block Texas' six-week abortion ban
Ariane de Vogue (CNN, 20/01/2022)
Over the furious dissent of three liberal justices, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected another attempt by abortion providers to block Texas' six-week abortion ban.
The court's order is the latest setback for providers who are trying to revive challenges to the law five months after it was allowed to go into effect, bringing a halt to most abortions in the country's second-largest state.
The three liberal justices wrote a scathing dissent.
Supreme Court rejects Trump’s blocking of Jan. 6 docs: 3 key takeaways from ruling
Kirsten Carlson (The Conversation, 20/01/2022)
In a legal blow for Donald Trump, the Supreme Court has cleared the way for presidential records dating from his time in office to be turned over to a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.
Trump, through his lawyers, had sought to shield over 800 pages of information from the panel, citing executive privilege, which allows for a president to withhold certain information from public release. But in a 8-1 ruling, the Supreme Court on Jan. 19, 2022, rejected a request to block the documents from being handed to Congress.
The ruling has immediate – and potentially longer-term – consequences. Here are three key takeaways from the court’s decision.
Sotomayor Denounces Supreme Court For Looking ‘The Other Way’ On Texas Abortion Law
Nick Visser (The Huffington Post, 20/01/2022)
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor castigated the state of Texas and her fellow justices on Thursday after the nation’s highest court denied a request from abortion providers to move a case challenging a restrictive abortion law to a district court, calling the decision a “grave disservice to women.”
The Supreme Court on Thursday denied the latest request to step in amid an ongoing legal challenge over Texas’ newly implemented law, which effectively bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, when many people don’t even know they’re pregnant.
Supreme Court rebuffs abortion providers again over Texas 6-week ban
John Kruzel (The Hill, 20/01/2022)
The Supreme Court on Thursday rebuffed abortion providers’ latest legal maneuver in their challenge to Texas’s 6-week ban, which has sharply reduced abortion access in the state since taking effect nearly five months ago.
The order, issued without comment, was unsigned but appeared to divide the court along ideological lines, with the court’s three liberal justices writing in dissent.
At issue is a procedural fight over which tier of the lower federal courts the case should return to after a divided Supreme Court ruled last month that abortion providers could contest the ban in federal court and list Texas state licensing officials as defendants.