Over the past week, litigators, court watchers and lawmakers have warned that the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial 5-4 ruling allowing Texas’ six-week abortion ban to take effect could have far-reaching and potentially dangerous consequences moving forward—and not just in abortion cases.

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As Law.com’s Jacqueline Thomsen recently reported, Republican-controlled state legislatures two years ago began passing a new wave of abortion restrictions with an apparent goal of getting the issue of Roe v. Wade before the conservative-controlled court. That came to fruition in May, when the justices agreed to review the constitutionality of state laws that ban abortions before the third trimester of a pregnancy in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. But before it could even hear arguments in that case, it allowed a Texas state law that violates Roe and was signed just months ago, to stay in place.

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