(Bloomberg) Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas were denied a rehearing by the full federal appellate court in New Orleans, where a three-judge panel ruled the state can immediately bar the clinics from participating in a public health program for poor women.
Planned Parenthood had asked the full court to review the panel's August decision, which lifted a temporary injunction that prevented Texas from cutting off state funds until a trial can be held on the issue. A trial scheduled in Austin for this month was delayed until the appellate court made a final ruling.
The appeals court today denied the clinics' request in a one-page order that offered no explanation. U.S. Circuit Judge Grady Jolly checked a box on the page indicating no Fifth Circuit judge had asked that the members of the court be polled on Planned Parenthood's rehearing petition.
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