– The Washington Times – Updated: 9:59 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2016
James Earle Fraser's statue The Authority of Law en.wikipedia.org

James Earle Fraser’s statue The Authority of Law en.wikipedia.org

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a major abortion rights case for the first time in almost a decade over a set of Texas regulations on abortion clinics that critics say are too severe. Without the late Justice Antonin Scalia, the court could split 4-4 on the case.

Scalia, a conservative justice, died last month, which now leaves opponents of abortion rights in a tight position.

Petitioners in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt argue the law imposes an “undue burden” on women seeking abortions in the Lone Star State. read more here