Texas Seeks Emergency Stay Of Judge's Abortion Ruling

Law360, Dallas (October 29, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT) -- Texas on Tuesday asked the Fifth Circuit for an emergency stay of a federal judge’s ruling striking down part of the state’s abortion law as unconstitutional and requesting the appeal be heard in January, arguing the district court decision used an improper standard of review.

Planned Parenthood fired back that an emergency stay would be inappropriate, given the district court’s “well-reasoned and limited injunction” and said the Fifth Circuit should leave intact Monday’s ruling from U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel, which permanently enjoins the state from...
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