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Newsy 29 Jun 2020

Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law

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Critics said the law mirrored a Texas law the Supreme Court already deemed unconstitutional. On Monday, the court agreed.


In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Louisiana restrictions that could have forced many abortion clinics to close by requiring doctors have hospital admitting privileges. Ilya Shapiro, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, joins CBSN to discuss the impact.
A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era. (June 29)
The law required abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four more liberal members in the 5-4 decision.
The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision to strike down a law in Louisiana that would restrict abortions in the state.

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