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‘Clearly unconstitutional’: Justice Dept. sues Texas over abortion legislation

Austin, Texas

The Justice Division on Thursday sued Texas over a brand new state legislation that bans most abortions, arguing that it was enacted “in open defiance of the Structure.”

The lawsuit, filed in federal courtroom in Texas, asks a federal choose to declare that the legislation is invalid, “to enjoin its enforcement, and to guard the rights that Texas has violated.”

“The act is clearly unconstitutional beneath long-standing Supreme Court docket precedent,” Lawyer Common Merrick Garland mentioned at a information convention saying the go well with.