New legislation aimed at preventing judge shopping, a tactic used to choose a court to gain a favorable outcome, was announced by Rep. Mikie Sherrill, who represents New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District.

Sherrill, a former federal prosecutor and pro-choice advocate, convened a panel in April that included leaders from Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and Agile Therapeutics to discuss the recent U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas decision in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That decision, which ruled against Food and Drug Administration approval of the medication abortion pill Mifepristone, was handed down by Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, a 2019 appointee of former President Donald Trump.