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    WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court is giving an election-year hearing to a dispute over state regulation of abortion clinics in the court's first abortion case in eight years.

    The justices said Friday they will hear arguments, probably in March, over a Texas law that would leave about 10 abortion clinics open across the state. A decision should come by late June, four months before the presidential election.

    The issue split the court 5-4 the last time the justices decided an abortion case in 2007, and Justice Anthony Kennedy is expected to hold the controlling vote on a divided court.

    The case tests whether tough new standards for clinics and the doctors who work in them are reasonable measures intended to protect women's health or a pretext designed to make abortions hard, if not impossible, to obtain.

    Texas clinics challenged the 2013 law as a violation of a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.

    The high court previously blocked parts of the Texas law. The court took no action on a separate appeal from Mississippi, where a state law would close the only abortion clinic, in Jackson.
    AP - Full Article

  • #2
    Virtually every single issue "splits the court 5-4".

    Ever wonder why?
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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    • #3
      Oh , wow, more smoke & mirrors featuring meaningless BS.
      How wonderful.
      "Why is the Rum gone?"

      -Captain Jack

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