The temporary restraining order against the new law banning infanticides will last twenty times longer than was originally planned, now that a federal judge has lengthend the injunction to six months. Farrah Fite has the story from Jefferson City.
Defenders of the law didn't fight Jordan Cherrick's decision to extend the temporary stay . Cherrick, the Attorney General's appointed council for the case, agreed on the extension with with the council representing Planned Parenthood.
Senator Ted House, who introduced the bill in the Senate, said he wasn't surprised that the injunction has been extended.
The restraining order puts a temporary stop to the law that was passed by more than three-fourths of the legislature. The trial is scheduled to begin on March 27th of next year. Farrah Fite from the State Capitol.
The temporary restaining order on the new law that bans infanticide was extended by a federal judge Wednesday morning and will last six months longer than originally planned. Farrah Fite has the story from Jefferson City.
Judge Scott Wright announced the continuation of the injunction after lawyers representing both the Attorney General's Office and Planned Parenthood agreed to the extension.
Arthur Benson, council for Planned Parenthood, said the extension would keep both sides from having to present their case at the end of the original ten day injunction.
Benson is joined by three other Missouri attorneys plus Planned Parenthood's national council. The case is scheduled to begin on March 27th of next year. Farrah Fite from Jefferson City.
Judge Scott Wright announced the decision to extend the temporary stay after Jordan Cherrick, the Attorney General's appointed council for the case, agreed with Planned Parenthood's lawyers in a conference call Wednesday morning.
Southeast Missouri Senator Peter Kinder said he wasn't surprised by Planned Parenthood's call for more time.
More than three-fourths of the legislature voted to override Governor Carnahan's veto of the bill. The trial is now scheduled to begin on March 27th of next year. Farrah Fite from Jefferson City.