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(Federal) Judge delays enforcement of Wisconsin abortion law
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | /8/13 | Jason Stein

Posted on 07/08/2013 4:52:51 PM PDT by Jean S

Groups sought temporary restraining order pending action in lawsuit filed by abortion providers

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; obamacare; wisconsin; zerocare
Madison — After a hastily called hearing, a federal judge Monday put a 10-day freeze on a new state law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges.

In a 19-page opinion issued Monday evening, U.S. District Judge William M. Conley cited a "troubling lack of justification" for the law and said he would stay enforcement of the admissions provision until July 18, a day after a more deliberate courtroom hearing scheduled for next week.

"There will almost certainly be irreparable harm to those women who will be foreclosed from having an abortion in the next week either because of the undue burden of travel or the late stage of pregnancy, as well as facing increasing health risks caused by delay," the judge wrote. "Since the state has failed to date to demonstrate any benefit to maternal health of imposing this restriction, there is no meaningful counterweight recognized by the United States Supreme Court to justify the act's immediate enforcement."

Conley's ruling does not affect a separate provision of the new law requiring women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion.

Abortion clinics filed the lawsuit in federal court in Madison on Friday immediately after Gov. Scott Walker privately signed the law, which went into effect Monday. The measure is expected to cut the number of clinics offering abortions in Wisconsin from four to two, and cause one of the remaining clinics to sharply cut the number of abortions it provides, according to the operators of the clinics.

Without Conley's action, one clinic would have had to cancel 30 abortions or related appointments, with additional cancellations also needed at the other two clinics, attorneys for the plaintiffs said Monday.

1 posted on 07/08/2013 4:52:51 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

Good news for women... Obama and state Democrats have assured any women delivering during this period, that they can still get an abortion, post birth. /s


2 posted on 07/08/2013 4:57:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: Jean S

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly libs can shop a judge who will immediately issue a restraining order under some ridiculously vague reason (”lack of justification”?).


3 posted on 07/08/2013 4:57:50 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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>> Judge: “There will almost certainly be irreparable harm to...”

What is “harm”?


4 posted on 07/08/2013 5:00:43 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Jean S

That reminds me.. Has 0bama rescinded his illegal recess appointments to the NLRB, per the two federal judges who ruled his action unconstitutional? Waiting..


5 posted on 07/08/2013 5:18:07 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Jean S

Judges can now rule on justification for a law?

That is ridiculous

Is it permissible via our constitution

That is their only concern

If justification is grounds then damn.....all legislation is suspect


6 posted on 07/08/2013 5:21:35 PM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: jeffc

it was deaed. if it wasn’t they’d have screamed about republicans stifling debate.

it’s just their m-f commie lib tactics. they can’t handle it when the don’t get their way.


7 posted on 07/08/2013 5:23:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Jean S

When will the dictatorship be over?


8 posted on 07/08/2013 5:24:32 PM PDT by cmj328 (We live here.)
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To: Jean S
William M. Conley cited a "troubling lack of justification" for the law

Obviously no justification for thinking that a doctor who does dangerous operations should have hospital admitting privileges. Just mean-spirited bigotry. Why, it's every bit as ridiculous as imagining that children need mothers and fathers. Those with such un-PC viewpoints should be aborted immediately.

9 posted on 07/08/2013 5:36:28 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Jean S; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Federal judge stays Wisconsin abortion amendment from going int effect.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wiscosnin interest ping list.


10 posted on 07/08/2013 5:45:54 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: wardaddy

“Judges can now rule on justification for a law?”

Sure, this turd in a black robe was nominated by FUBO!


11 posted on 07/08/2013 6:15:12 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Jean S

Six years of Clinton judges (including SCOTUS judges Breyer and Ginsburg) and soon six years of Obama judges (already SCOTUS judges Kagan and Sotomeyer). So whaddya expect?


12 posted on 07/08/2013 6:15:59 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Conley was nominated by 0bama.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-nominates-william-conley-and-brian-jackson-serve-district-court-ben


13 posted on 07/08/2013 6:40:47 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: CivilWarBrewing
hat reminds me.. Has 0bama rescinded his illegal recess appointments to the NLRB, per the two federal judges who ruled his action unconstitutional? Waiting..

You are operating under the false delusion that Obama is beholden to the law and judicial rulings.

Please citizen, get yourself to a re-education camp before for it's too late. Your life and the lives of your loved ones may depend on it.

14 posted on 07/08/2013 6:50:09 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The Gubment Has No Legitimacy. It needs to be Removed!)
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To: jeffc

The judiciary is half filled with crooked judges. No surprise to me.


15 posted on 07/08/2013 6:56:14 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Gene Eric
What is “harm”?
Exactly! These women are being tricked, blindly falling for the devil's lies. THEIR harm will come later when they can no longer live with their murderous deed.
16 posted on 07/08/2013 7:05:33 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: Jean S

The stated objective of the Commies/Union Goons& other leftists in WI when Walker won the election in 2010 was to make the state ungovernable.

EVERY major bill is going through the same crap, I have been surprised that CCW didn’t. They file in Dane Co. with a far left nut case judge and get a favorable ruling, then try to get the appeal in Dane Co. Then eventually the high court in WI strikes rules in our favor. This delays the laws our guys pass for 2 or more years since the Dane Co judges put on injunctions.

This is not too far off from what happened in DC in 2000; the objective of the left was to make the nation ungovernable. When 9/11 happened Bush still did not have his cabinet in place. This MAY have allowed 9/11 to have happened. We will never know.

These leftists are just plain evil. The care ONLY about their own power.


17 posted on 07/08/2013 7:15:41 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Jean S

So the Republicans seek to upgrade the standards of an abortion clinic to the minimum standards required for surgery and this is ‘anti-woman’?


18 posted on 07/08/2013 7:49:28 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Jean S

The Left Judiciary has forty years of experience at easily slapping aside any threat to abortion on demand. And the morally and constitutionally-disarmed Republican “pro-life” industry just keeps marching straight into their guns, white flags streaming in the evil winds.


19 posted on 07/08/2013 7:53:32 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (America's Party - 'We're partisans only for principle.' www.SelfGovernment.US)
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To: Jean S
U.S. District Judge William M. Conley cited a "troubling lack of justification" for the law

Can we get that same ruling on Obamacare?

20 posted on 07/08/2013 8:03:21 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Jean S
And yet again, the expressed will of the people through their legislature is blocked by an unelected, life tenured, clown in a gown who answers to no one.

My recollection of the U.S. History that I learned back in the Dark Ages, known to some as the early 60's, was that we had three co-equal branches of government, not one branch that, by virtue of life tenure in office and the so-called power of Judicial Review, a practice of somewhat questionable Constitutional authority, trumped the powers of both the Legislative and Executive Branches - not to mention the expressed will of "We The People!"

Do we need some "change?" Hell, yes!!!



"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

21 posted on 07/08/2013 8:10:32 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Jean S

My mom’s a doctor and she has hospital admitting priviledges...why is this a bad thing???

If she has to admit patients into a hospital she’s sees them there. The insurance companies pay her more for seeing patients in hospital than in her practice!


22 posted on 07/08/2013 8:11:29 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Jean S

Gov. Walker and the legislature already defunded Planned Parenthood.

Tonya Reaves just south in Illinois, Chicago, died at a Planned Parenthood clinic last year.

As far as I’m concerned, those who support Planned Parenthood have some responsibility in deaths like this.

Other states have had to fight these legal battles as well, sometimes with some noteworthy victories, Planned Parenthood has already been thwarted in Wisconsin.

Governor Walker has acted bravely in his office on many subjects,

I read in these forums of his faux pas per his immigration comments but it seems he walked that back. That’s another topic. I consider the man close to a Saint.


23 posted on 07/08/2013 8:40:05 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: cmj328
When will the dictatorship be over?

Obama Countdown Clock

24 posted on 07/08/2013 9:29:51 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: cmj328
When will the dictatorship be over?

When We the People, demand it be over.

25 posted on 07/08/2013 9:30:58 PM PDT by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: Jean S
Let me get this straight... A state legislature debates and adopts a bill. The governor signs the bill and then it needs approval from a Federal judge who applies a standard of “troubling lack of justification?” not a Federal question or a constitutional question. Just a “ lack of justification.” This is insane! Wisconsin patriots need to hit the streets... Apparently, Wisconsin is no longer a sovereign state. Just an administrative district of the FedGov.
26 posted on 07/08/2013 9:59:45 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Windflier

The Egypt model is looking better every day. We need to bring these communist thugs down a few notches.


27 posted on 07/08/2013 10:01:57 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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‘....troubling lack of justification...” Says who? The Legislature and Governor decide this, not an unelected partisan hack in black robes. If we are to remain a free people, the role of judicial review will have to be vastly reduced. This judge is obviously obsessed with the prospect of murdering innocent unborn children. His decision will lead to 30 killings in the next 10 days. Perhaps its ideology, perhaps the abortion industry bought him. In either case, he is a vile, evil man.


28 posted on 07/08/2013 11:08:33 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: RginTN
My mom’s a doctor and she has hospital admitting priviledges...why is this a bad thing???

If your goal is to set up a shop on every corner of the minority communities to kill their babies then you are going to have to accept many people that call themselves "doctors".

The "doctors" fail to understand or commit to the fundamental rule of their profession (the Hippocratic Oath).

This means that hospitals do not want these phony physicians entering their doors.

To mandate this excrement of society to have admitting privileges will put them out of business.

So much for safe health care argument. It is all about killing babies and profit to these people.

29 posted on 07/09/2013 5:03:34 AM PDT by vg0va3
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To: afraidfortherepublic; All

Those mean-spirited Republicans! Trying to make abortion safe, legal and RARE. How DARE they care about me. *SMIRK*


30 posted on 07/09/2013 6:54:10 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Gene Eric

HARM............ HARM ?????

What about that precious little BABY, you moron!!! That’s what I’d say to that judge.

I always think the same clowns that want abortion are the same ones against the death penalty for savage beasts that rape kids, murder people, etc. Makes me sick.


31 posted on 07/09/2013 7:00:51 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense?)
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To: Jean S
just delaying it?
32 posted on 07/09/2013 7:14:13 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: April Lexington
The Egypt model is looking better every day. We need to bring these communist thugs down a few notches.

A lot of us have been saying that. They aren't going to stop until we make them stop. That will take a show of numbers and fury.

We're far past the stage of flag waving rallies in the park. We need to show up in the millions and shut DC down until the whole rotten government resigns.

33 posted on 07/09/2013 8:47:10 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: jeffc
"It never ceases to amaze me how quickly libs can shop a judge who will immediately issue a restraining order under some ridiculously vague reason (”lack of justification”?)."

Ditto! But you forgot "lack of standing", which is so often erroneously used.

34 posted on 07/09/2013 10:13:06 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Jean S

Grounds for impeaching Conley. There is a troubling lack of justification for his continuing to usurp the role of justice.


35 posted on 07/09/2013 9:09:30 PM PDT by Fedora
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