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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Abortion Providers Again on Texas Suit

  • Court refuses to order case sent back to trial court level
  • Dissenting Sotomayor calls case ‘disaster for the rule of law’
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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The U.S. Supreme Court ensured that Texas’ six-week abortion ban will stay fully in effect for the time being, refusing for a second time to let abortion providers return to a federal trial court to keep pressing their challenge.

The decision, which came with no explanation, drew a scathing dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor on behalf of the court’s three liberals. She said Thursday the majority was countenancing delaying tactics by the state and a federal appeals court to keep an unconstitutional law in force.