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Once again, 5th Circuit keeps Texas abortion law in effect

Updated: The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans has once again kept Texas’ restrictive abortion law in effect—this time with a preliminary injunction pending an appeal.

After appeals court revives Texas abortion law, docs could be liable for abortions performed in prior 2 days

A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily revived Texas’ restrictive abortion law, raising the possibility that abortion providers could be sued for any procedures performed in a two-day window when the law was blocked.

Federal judge who blocked Texas abortion law cites these reasons for US standing to sue

The federal government has standing to sue over Texas’ restriction abortion law, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, when he blocked the law as “flagrantly unconstitutional.”

Alito defends ‘shadow docket,’ says SCOTUS is wrongly portrayed as ‘dangerous cabal’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. used a law school speech Thursday to defend the U.S. Supreme Court’s "shadow docket" of emergency orders and summary decisions.

9th Circuit tosses judge’s order requiring LA to house homeless people in Skid Row

A federal appeals court has vacated a federal judge’s injunction requiring the county and city of Los Angeles to provide shelter to homeless people living in Skid Row, an area encompassing more than 50 blocks in the city’s downtown area.

Weekly Briefs: Texas abortion clinics return to SCOTUS; law prof known for critical race theory work wins award

Texas abortion clinics seek SCOTUS review

Abortion providers in Texas asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to consider whether their lawsuit challenging the state’s restrictive law can go forward.…

4th Circuit vacates decision striking down age limit for handgun sales; is opinion still a ‘persuasive source’?

A federal appeals court has vacated its July decision finding that youths ages 18, 19 and 20 have a Second Amendment right to own handguns.

Dershowitz: Texas abortion bounty approach could be adopted in states that want to ban handgun ownership

Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, is suggesting a political response to the Texas abortion law that offers $10,000 to private citizens who sue those who help secure abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy.

SCOTUS formally rejects request to block Texas abortion ban

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday officially denied an emergency request from abortion providers to block a controversial Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks, before many women know that they are pregnant.

Texas’ 6-week abortion ban takes effect with no Supreme Court intervention

The U.S. Supreme Court failed to take action on an emergency application to block Texas’ near-total ban on abortions, allowing the most restrictive abortion law in the country to go into effect Wednesday.

This online platform aims to help pro se litigants with complex civil cases

Unlike many other technological tools for pro se litigants, its creators say Courtroom5 is particularly well suited to help people with complex civil matters and can be utilized by consumers nationwide.

Weekly Briefs: First Black woman to clerk at SCOTUS dies; judge allows Dominion defamation suits

Trailblazing lawyer Karen Hastie Williams dies at 76

Lawyer Karen Hastie Williams died last month at age 76. She was the first Black woman to clerk at the U.S. Supreme…

5th Circuit warns of ‘cautionary tale for every attorney’ as it refuses to revive lawsuit

A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate a lawsuit tossed after the plaintiff’s lawyer didn’t see a filtered email notice and didn’t respond to a motion for summary judgment.

Federal magistrate judge sanctions lawyers for election suit that was ‘one enormous conspiracy theory’

A federal magistrate judge has imposed sanctions on lawyers who challenged 2020 election methods in an opinion that criticized their “woeful lack of investigation” into the law and the facts.

New Jersey man gets prison time for posting federal judge’s home address on Twitter and Facebook

A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for posting online the home address of a federal judge he deemed to be moving too slowly on his case.

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