Louisiana Supreme Court Rejects Abortion Ban Enforcement Request
DEFERRING JUDGEMENT - The Louisiana Supreme Court has rejected the state attorney general's request to allow immediate enforcement of state abortion bans that were put on hold by a state district judge. A 4-to-2 ruling late Wednesday said only that the court declined to get involved “at this preliminary stage.”
A concurring opinion said the request from Attorney General Jeff Landry is premature. Justice Jefferson Hughes III said the case should go through district and appellate courts first. Justices William Crain and Jay McCallum disagreed with Hughes and Chief Justice John Weimer stepped aside from the case.