Clashes Erupt Nationwide Over High Court's Abortion Ruling

Law360 (July 14, 2020, 10:02 PM EDT) -- Federal courts across the country are refereeing a flurry of fights over whether a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling — on the surface a victory for abortion rights — actually makes it much harder to invalidate anti-abortion laws.

The conflicting views of the ruling two weeks ago in June Medical Services v. Russo have been hitting court dockets in litigation involving state restrictions on abortion providers as well as federal limits on abortion drugs, and some courts have already issued opinions interpreting the high court's ruling.

"It seems to me that this means there will be lower courts [in] disagreement, and...

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