Theis hearing arguments to two challenges to Texas abortion law that took effect two months ago.
The law allows any person to sue anyone involved in an abortion performed after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. The person who sues would receive more than $10,000 if the court ultimately rules in their favor.
The law went into effect on September 1. However, on October 6, a federal judge granted the Justice Department’s request to pause enforcement until pending cases could make their way to the Supreme Court.
See our previous breakdown of Texas’ law for more details about the case.