Supreme Court temporarily extends access to abortion drug, sets Friday night deadline

Posted on AllSides April 19th, 2023
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Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Wednesday temporarily extended a hold on a lower court ruling that would have imposed restrictions on access to an abortion drug, a move meant to give the justices more time to consider the issue.

In a similar order last week, Alito had said the court would rule by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday. The new order – called an “administrative stay” – moves that deadline to Friday, April 21.

The order was written by Alito because he has jurisdiction over the lower court that ruled in the...

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