Posted Mar 04, 2016 04:55 pm CST
Last month, a federal appeals court in New Orleans refused to block a Louisiana law that could close three of the state’s four abortion clinics, staying an injunction issued by a trial court.
But on Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively reversed that 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling by vacating the stay, according to the Associated Press.
The Louisiana law at issue requires doctors who perform abortions to be authorized by nearby hospitals to admit patients there.
In response to the Supreme Court ruling, two clinics that had already closed after the 5th Circuit decision will reopen, according to the Center for Reproductive Rights, which represents the clinics.
Earlier this week, the nation’s top court heard arguments in the Texas case, appearing to be evenly divided following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Hat tip: How Appealing.