WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice filed an emergency motion Tuesday evening to stop Texas from enforcing its recently passed law banning almost all abortions in the state. "This attempt to shield a plainly unconstitutional law from review cannot stand.
The United States seeks a temporary restraining order or a preliminary injunction enjoining the enforcement of S.B. 8. This relief is necessary to protect the constitutional rights of women in Texas and the sovereign interest of the United States in ensuring that its States respect the terms of the national compact," according to the motion. "The United States has the authority and responsibility to ensure that Texas cannot insulate itself from judicial review for its constitutional.