DOJ asks federal judge to halt enforcement of Texas abortion law (1 Viewer)

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(CNN)In its boldest move to date, the Department of Justice asked a federal judge on Tuesday to issue a temporary restraining order to block enforcement of a controversial Texas law that bars abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy.

"The United States has the authority to seek redress from this Court against the State of Texas, particularly in light of the procedural obstacles that Texas erected to shield S.B. 8 from judicial scrutiny in suits by directly affected persons," government lawyers argued in briefs filed late Tuesday. They said the...

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