On January 7, 2014, the case called Whole Woman’s Health v Lakey was heard by a second three-judge panel in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court is located in New Orleans. Previously, a somewhat different three-judge panel heard the case and ruled for the State of Texas.
This is the second time the case was heard at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In a previous blog, I transcribed the argument presented by Jonathan Mitchell, the attorney who was representing the State of Texas. In this blog, I will be transcribing the argument presented by Stephanie Toti, the attorney from the Center for Reproductive Rights who is representing the clinics in the case (Whole Woman’s Health and El Paso Reproductive Services).
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