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Can the Department of Justice Stop Texas’ Heartbeat Act?

Mandel NganU.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland (c), Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco (l) and Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta (r) hold a news conference to announce a lawsuit against Texas at the Department of Justice in Washington on Sept. 9.

The DOJ has filed suit against the Texas law, but legal critics say its argument is ‘weak’ and the outcome could actually hinge on another major abortion case before the Supreme Court.