Federal Judge blocks part of anti abortion law in NC

Yesterday, News 14 reported that Federal Judge Catherine Eagles heard arguments from lawyers on both sides arguing for and against a temporary injunction to all or parts of the new law as it makes its way through the courts.  Today, AP is reporting that the judge issued a ruling in the case.


Sorry for the lack of detail

...but there is really nothing available that isn't copyrighted by the Associated Press...so follow the link.

Catherine Eagles was nominated by President Obama.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

WRAL has links

to the order.

And before Judge Eagles was confirmed to the federal bench by the US Senate, she was elected to the bench multiple times by the people of North Carolina.


She has Burr's seal of approval

In December 2010 Burr issued this statement:

“Judge Eagles is a well-qualified nominee with an impressive judicial background,” Senator Burr said. “Her varied experiences and sharp legal mind are sure to serve the people of North Carolina well. Congratulations to her on her confirmation to the Middle District court.”

That should put a damper on the "activist judges" mess we hear so often from Republicans.

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Great minds and such

But I like yours better. :)

The one I linked/quoted isn't an AP, but it is copyrighted...

Very interesting ruling

Good read. Thanks.

This is off topic, but ...
I particularly enjoyed the case law reference to the 1943 Supreme Court ruling that invalidated a law compelling school children to salute the flag and recite the pledge of allegience. Funny how all they had to do was add the words "under God" to the pledge in the 1950s and suddenly normal, reasonable, independent-minded Americans who once agreed with the judgement that it was unAmerican to force people to recite any pledge to anything became utterly undone by the notion that they couldn't force all the school children across the country to recite the pledge everyday.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."