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  •  They can still file additional challenges later. (2+ / 0-)
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    Eric Nelson, Ahianne

    The plantiffs chose to only raise specific issues on which they thought they had the greatest chance of winning initially. The viability argument is long and complex. Since, other states are looking at similar bans they may be waiting to see if it is challenged there first.

    Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

    by tekno2600 on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 04:49:45 PM PDT

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    •  Yep, the 9th circuit has ruled on the 20 week.. (1+ / 0-)
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      ..ban as unconstitutional .

      On Tuesday, judges on the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Arizona law that would have banned abortions at 20 weeks. The judges called the law "unconstitutional under an unbroken stream of Supreme Court authority."
      From what I understand listening to some discussion on MSNBC The Texas case was carefully structured as to avoid putting 5th circuit at odds with the 9th court. That could bump it up to the supreme court.

      If that happens 'viabilty' could likely be considered. Roe v wade could be vulnerable from todays right wing supreme court.

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      So for now-  good news

      Thx Laura Clawsen

      •  Interesting. That's a bit deep in the weeds for me (1+ / 0-)
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        Eric Nelson

        I'll have to wait for someone with a weed whacker to come along and explain how all this plays out.

        Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

        by tekno2600 on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 06:19:20 PM PDT

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