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Justice Alito temporarily puts Louisiana’s admitting privileges law on hold

Last Thursday, AUL explained what’s going on with Louisiana, abortion, and the Supreme Court, regarding abortion provider June Medical Services’ emergency request to put on hold Louisiana’s admitting privileges law.  

Without intervention by the Supreme Court, the law was set to go into effect today, Monday, February 4th. 

But late last Friday, February 1st, Justice Samuel Alito ordered an “administrative stay,” or a temporary hold, through Thursday, February 7th on Louisiana’s admitting privileges law to give the justices more time to review the arguments made by June Medical Services and Louisiana. The order specified that this temporary hold “does not reflect any view regarding the merits” of the case, which means we don’t know yet whether the law will be put on hold past Thursday while the Fifth Circuit’s decision is appealed.  

June Medical Services’ reply was filed on Friday as well.