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Judge Sets Hearing To Consider Blocking Texas Abortion Law

A U.S. District Judge set an October 1 hearing to consider arguments before ruling on whether to temporarily block the law.

Judge Sets Hearing To Consider Blocking Texas Abortion Law
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A federal judge has declined the Justice Department's request to immediately block Texas' new abortion law that bans abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy.

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The Justice Department is suing Texas over the law.

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Instead, the judge set a hearing for October 1 to consider a temporary freeze.

The Justice Department argues the law – which also allows private citizens to sue anyone they think violated the law – is unconstitutional.