High Court Stays Texas Abortion Law

By Jessica Corso (June 29, 2015, 4:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a Fifth Circuit ruling that would have allowed the state of Texas to begin enforcing new regulations on abortion providers beginning July 1, saying the state could not move forward while opponents argue for the high court to take up their case.

In a 5-4 order handed down Monday, Justice Anthony Kennedy joined the four liberal justices on the court in granting the stay, while Chief Justice John Roberts joined Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito in saying they would have denied it.

The stay request came from the Center...

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