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Supreme Court set to hear arguments in two challenges to Texas law that bans most abortions

SCOTUS Blog – Supreme Court set to hear arguments in two challenges to Texas law that bans most abortions: “Two months ago, Texas put in place the most restrictive abortion law since the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade in 1973. The law, which prohibits almost all abortions in the state, has dramatically reduced access to the procedure. On Monday, the court will hear arguments in two challenges to the law — and though the cases may determine whether the law can remain in effect, they appear unlikely to resolve the future of the constitutional right to abortion first recognized in Roe. The answer to that question may come in a separate abortion case, involving Mississippi, scheduled for argument on Dec. 1. Nevertheless, the two Texas cases — Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson and United States v. Texas — are among the highest-profile cases in a term packed with controversial issues. Attesting to their high stakes, the justices will consider them in an extraordinary posture. They agreed to hear both cases before the court of appeals has fully weighed in, and they ordered an accelerated schedule for briefing and arguments not seen since the 2000 election litigation in Bush v. Gore. Four lawyers will argue on Monday. They include Elizabeth Prelogar, the newly confirmed solicitor general for the Biden administration, and Jonathan Mitchell, the chief architect of the Texas law under review…”

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What: SCOTUS oral arguments in the Texas abortion law case
When: The oral arguments begin at 10 a.m. ET, today, Monday, November 1.
How to listen: The oral arguments will be livestreamed on CSPAN-2. We’ve also embedded the YouTube stream below, which you can watch from this page.

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