5th Circ. Grants Stay On Block To Texas Abortion Law

Law360, Los Angeles (October 31, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Thursday granted Texas an emergency stay of a district court’s ruling on portions of its contentious abortion law, arguing that the state’s case was likely to succeed on its merits.

The three-judge appellate panel found that Texas had demonstrated it was likely to win a bid to overturn the lower court's ruling in favor of Planned Parenthood on the merits of its arguments, which contend the law was borne of safety concerns and not of restricting access to abortions, according to Thursday’s...
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