The Department of Justice is planning to sue Texas as soon as this week, POLITICO has confirmed, a move that comes just days after Attorney General Merrick Garland said his department is exploring options to challenge the state’s strict abortion law.
While the lawsuit could come as soon as Thursday, it’s possible the timeline will be pushed back, according to The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the Justice Department’s preparations.
The Justice Department’s lawsuit is expected to argue that the Texas law illegally interferes with federal interests. The Biden administration has faced building pressure to act after the Supreme Court allowed the law to take effect in a 5-4 decision.
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“The Department of Justice is planning to sue Texas as soon as this week, POLITICO has confirmed….” The challenge to the state’s strict abortion law “is expected to argue that the Texas law illegally interferes with federal interests.” https://t.co/CiWSt5z80C
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