Justice formally asks Supreme Court to block 'plainly unconstitutional' Texas abortion law

Posted on AllSides October 18th, 2021
From The Center

The Biden administration formally asked the Supreme Court on Monday to block a controversial Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, calling it "plainly unconstitutional."

The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an application with the high court seeking an order that would suspend enforcement of the law known as S.B. 8 while the administration's legal challenge proceeds.

"S.B. 8 is plainly unconstitutional under this Court’s precedents," the DOJ's DOJ's filing reads. "Texas has not seriously argued otherwise."

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