SCOTUS Won't Hear Appeal On Arizona Abortion Ban

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from Arizona seeking to reinstate an abortion law there that disallowed most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. It's the third time this term the Court has refused to hear an appeal of an abortion-related case.

The New York Times: Supreme Court Won’t Hear Arizona Appeal on Abortion Ban
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from Arizona officials seeking to revive a state law that barred most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The justices offered no reasons for turning down the appeal, as is their custom (Liptak and Santos, 1/13).

Los Angeles Times: With Arizona Case, Supreme Court Postpones Major Abortion Ruling
The Supreme Court's refusal Monday to revive an Arizona law that largely banned abortions after 20 weeks put off for at least another year a clear constitutional ruling on whether conservative states may adopt new restrictions on women seeking to end their pregnancies. The decision, marking the third time this term that justices have declined to take up an abortion case, suggested the closely split court is not anxious to jump into the divide between red states and blue states over abortion rights (Savage and Serrano, 1/13). 

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