Biden administration asks U.S. Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law

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By Andrew Chung and Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden’s administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a Texas law that imposes a near-total ban on abortion after a lower court reinstated the Republican-backed measure. The administration made its request to the Supreme Court seeking to quickly reverse a decision by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to lift a judge’s order blocking the law while litigation over the matter continues. The Justice Department told the justices in a filing that the 5th Circuit’s action “enables Texas’s on…

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