NEW ORLEANS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The issue of if and how states can cut off Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood will once again be before a federal appeals court.
A federal district judge blocked Texas’ effort to stop Planned Parenthood funding in 2017. But a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said the district judge didn’t follow proper legal standards.READ MORE: Small Plane Overturns At Dallas Executive Airport
Now, the full appeals court has agreed to re-hear the case. Arguments are set for Tuesday with 16 judges expected to participate. They include three nominees of President Donald Trump who filled vacancies after the court narrowly upheld a decision protecting Planned Parenthood funding in Louisiana in 2017.READ MORE: Arlington Police Officer Shoots Suspect Who Allegedly 'Drove Directly Towards Officer'
No immediate ruling is expected. The outcome could also affect Planned Parenthood in Louisiana and Mississippi.MORE NEWS: Domestic Violence Incident Involving Gunfire Led To Dallas Apartment Gas Explosion, Court Documents Show
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