NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune: Bobby Jindal’s claim that Planned Parenthood can’t sue may not hold up, experts say

NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune: Bobby Jindal’s claim that Planned Parenthood can’t sue may not hold up, experts say

By Kevin Litten

The claim that Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration is making about Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s ability to sue in federal court is not likely to hold up, experts on Medicaid law said Friday (Aug. 28).

Jane Perkins, the legal director of the National Health Law Program in Washington, said in an email that the Jindal administration’s arguments amount to stretching the Supreme Court argument far beyond its bounds.

“The Jindal motion to dismiss is off-base legally,” Perkins said. “It looks like they are attempting to extend the reach of Armstrong far beyond anything the Supreme Court considered or did.”

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing on the injunction on Sept. 2. Read the full article here. »

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