FIFTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
Texas can ban common abortion procedure in second trimester, appeals court rules
The ruling is yet another blow to reproductive rights advocates after Texas passed a law this year that goes into effect Sept. 1 banning abortions as early as six weeks. That law is also currently being challenged in court.
Voting-rights groups sue Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over order limiting ballot drop-off locations
Voting-rights groups sued with lightning speed to reverse an order Gov. "It also results in predictable disproportionate impacts on minority communities that [are] already hit hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. Postal Service, sandbagged by Trump administration budget cutting, can deliver ballots in a timely manner during the high-turnout election.St. Mary's University Law School Professor Albert Kauffman, who follows voting-rights issues, said he expects courts to act quickly to resolve the issue. "It's hard to believe the Fifth Circuit could be that inconsistent," he said.sacurrent.com