The Supreme Court just began the most anticipated term in a generation.
But no one saw this case coming.
And the Supreme Court will face a major decision that could flip Joe Biden’s world upside down.
Late on Friday, a three-judge panel on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a Texas abortion law that banned abortion after six weeks by allowing private citizens to file civil lawsuits against abortionists who terminated the lives of innocent babies.
An Obama-appointed judge at the District Court level struck down the law in a decision that the Left celebrated.
But the state of Texas appealed and won, arguing that the lower court ruled the state of Texas could not enforce a law that did not involve the actions of government officials.
Attorney General Ken Paxton said courts cannot order private citizens to stop filing lawsuits.
“A court ‘cannot lawfully enjoin the world at large’ let alone hold Texas responsible for the filings of private citizens that Texas is powerless to prevent,” Texas argued.
The three-judge panel on the Fifth Circuit Court agreed and allowed the law to take effect, giving the Biden administration until 5PM Tuesday to answer the state of Texas’ motion.
The Washington Post reports:
A federal appeals court late Friday reinstated the nation’s most restrictive abortion law, which bars the procedure as early as six weeks into pregnancy with no exceptions for rape or incest.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit granted a request filed Friday afternoon by the Texas attorney general to temporarily suspend a judge’s order blocking the law, which has halted most abortions in the state.
No matter what happens in this case, the losing side will appeal it to the Supreme Court.
And with the Justices set to hear oral arguments on Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks on December 1, the big question will be whether the Court will add another abortion case to the docket.
Either way, it’s an issue looming over Joe Biden since his administration decided to stick out their necks and put out an official statement condemning the state of Texas for passing the law in the first place.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.