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DOJ files motion to block Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – The Justice Department is seeking an immediate order to stop Texas from enforcing its new law that bans most abortions. The DOJ filed an emergency motion Tuesday night asking a federal judge to issue a temporary restraining order …

DOJ files lawsuit over Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the State of Texas Thursday over the recently enacted law that prohibits nearly all abortions. Attorney General Merrick Garland held a press conference announcing the lawsuit. The attorney general said …

Texas governor signs voting bill

TYLER, Texas (NBC) – Despite hard-fought efforts by Texas Democrats, Republican Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 1 into law Tuesday. The Texas Republican-controlled House and Senate approved new rules for voting by mail, boosting the role of partisan poll watchers and …

Texas abortion law goes into effect

AUSTIN, Texas (NBC) – Texas now has one of the strictest abortion bans in the country. The controversial law took effect Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block it. It prevents women from getting abortions after six weeks of gestation. …