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Texas AG eyes Supreme Court


In an exclusive interview with CBS News' Kate Smith, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he expects the state's temporary ban on abortion amid the coronavirus outbreak to head to the Supreme Court. For more than two weeks, abortion services have been suspended in the state.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is set to appeal a ruling in his state that allows mail-in voting. He said, "I don't have the authority to change the law, my job is to enforce what the legislature has passed." Aired on 5/20/2020.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he expects the state's near-total ban on abortion during the coronavirus outbreak to reach the Supreme Court. CBS News reporter Kate Smith joined CBSN to talk about her exclusive interview with Paxton.
The U.S. Supreme Court could soon tackle an abortion crackdown in Texas. The state deemed the procedure a non-essential medical service amid the coronavirus crisis. CBS News reporter Kate Smith joins CBSN to break down the latest developments.
On today's What America's Thinking, a new Hill/HarrisX poll finds Americans are split on when the Supreme Court should have heard the case against the Affordable Care Act. Sophia Tesfaye, Deputy Politics Editor at, joins Hill TV to talk about the fate of Obamacare and how the current healthcare crisis could change the way voters think about the top issue. This survey was conducted online within the United States from March 22-23, 2020 among 1,002 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of error of this poll is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. The results reflect a nationally representative sample of registered voters. Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, political party, and education where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.

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