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  •   WHY? (10+ / 0-)
    The Supreme Court stay application only related to the portion of the law requiring abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges.
    Why was this so limited? All of these assholes are trampling the rights of certain citizens by forcing THEIR religious beliefs on the law. Opponents of abortion make it about their God. Why is this permissible?

    This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

    by lunachickie on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 05:58:15 PM PST

    •  While they note their decision (5+ / 0-)

      Only impacted that specific portion, the fact that they refused to hear the case means, basically, all other restrictions also stand unless challenged separately as a course of action is my understanding.

      Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

      by Chris Reeves on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 05:59:37 PM PST

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    •  Because the Few Mechanisms to Reverse (0+ / 0-)

      it are profoundly difficult.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 06:15:34 PM PST

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    •  I discussed this in a comment below, but to (4+ / 0-)
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      Square Knot, Marjmar, Tortmaster, Lujane

      simplify it a bit:

      You have to look at a case as having to "stages," so to speak.  There are preliminary proceedings that a court can use to "freeze" the status quo until it can hear the case fully, and there are the actual proceedings where the court hears both sides out in full.  At the preliminary stage, courts can issue what is called a preliminary injunction—this gives the court the power to maintain the status quo.  For example, if the ownership of a piece of property is in dispute, the court can order that neither party sell the property until the case can be heard in full.  The requirements for this kind of action are twofold: (1) the party asking for the injunction has to show that without it, it will suffer irreparable harm; and (2) that party has to show that they're likely to win when the court has a chance to fully hear both sides out.  

      In this case, we've only gotten to that first stage.  PP asked the court to stop Texas from enforcing this one aspect of the law. Because there was no likely irreparable harm from OTHER provisions of the law, PP didn't request that the court order Texas to not enforce those parts of the law.  PP will still get its day in court in January, it just can't stop the law from taking effect until then.  

      •  Thanks (0+ / 0-)

        that helps a lot, in terms of understanding how it's done.

        It is simply infuriating to me, though--time and time again, we hear about how this is based on "religious beliefs", and I do not understand how in the world any of it even flies at all legally, if it's based on religion.

        Not only that, I fail to see the "irreparable harm" suffered by the state, every time a woman seeks a legal medical procedure.

        Of course, none of this is predicated on that at all. It's all about something else entirely--zoning regulations!   Unbelievable. Their new zoning requirements cause harm to the woman who needs an abortion. But that is fine with the state and that's just bullshit. This is all about religious discrimination in terms of "women who want abortions just aren't "religious enough" to suit the old white men" and they know it. And I have just about had it with these old white men and their nasty, selfish attitudes.

        This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

        by lunachickie on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 06:21:00 AM PST

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