Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in Texas abortion ban on November 1

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PHOTO: In this Oct. 18, 2021 photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Texas is urging the Supreme Court to leave in place its law banning most abortions and telling the justices there’s no reason to rush into the case. The state filed its response Thursday to the Biden administration’s call on the high court to block the law and rule conclusively this term on the measure’s constitutionality. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Artemus Ward, NIU Professor of Political Science and Faculty Associate, the College of Law, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing on the Texas Heartbeat Act. Artemus also discusses a lawsuit filed by parents in Illinois, who are pushing back against Governor Pritzker’s mask mandate in schools.

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