Texas Fetal Remains Rule On Hold Again As Judge Casts Doubt On Aspect Of Law
Needing more time to rule on a lawsuit challenging Texas' requirement that medical providers bury or cremate fetal remains, U.S. District Court Judge Sam Sparks delays its start for another three weeks. The law was scheduled to take effect Dec. 19.
The Texas Tribune:
Federal Judge Again Delays Texas' Fetal Remains Rule
As he considers a final ruling on the state's fetal remains burial rule, U.S. District Court Judge Sam Sparks is delaying the start date of the rule for at least another three weeks. (Evans, 1/4)
The Associated Press:
Judge Asks If Texas Fetal Remains Rules Override Current Law
A federal judge appears to be casting doubt on the legality of hotly debated Texas rules requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains, questioning Wednesday whether they would override separate, existing state laws on scattering ashes. (Weissert, 1/4)