US: Biden DOJ asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion ban
20 October 2021 | 1:44 pm
Justice Department officials say the law is "plainly unconstitutional" and want it blocked until legal clarity is found on the matter. The court previously allowed the ban to go into effect.
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