January 13, 2014

SCOTUS ruling on AZ abortion ban good news for Texas pro-choice?

There's always a temptation to read too much into tea leaf reading of Supreme Court decisions.

That said, it would seem that the Supreme Court's refusal to hear an appeal from the state of Arizona, after the Ninth Circuit ruled its post-20 week ban on abortions was unconstitutional, would be good news for Planned Parenthood and other challengers to Texas' similar law.

If that's good news, it would, since the Fifth Circuit isn't the Ninth, likely ultimately come via a positive Supreme Court ruling against Texas.

That,  in turn, would have Greg Abbott stretching his lead as Texas' money-waster in chief.

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