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Sidebar: SCOTUS and the Texas abortion law

In this breaking news update, we examine the Supreme Court's decision Friday to allow Texas's near-total abortion ban to stand while also allowing providers to challenge the law.

Just when we think we have wrapped for the season … we're back, baby! We bring you this mini-episode to analyze Friday's decision by the Supreme Court, which allows Texas abortion providers to sue some defendants over the near-total abortion ban and leaves the Texas law in place.

Kelsey Reichmann, our Supreme Court reporter, joins Sidebar producer and Austin-based reporter Kirk McDaniel to discuss what the ruling means, how we got here and where we go from here.

Sidebar tackles the top stories you need to know from the legal world. Join reporters Bianca Bruno, Nicholas Iovino, Amanda Pampuro and Nina Pullano as they take you in and out of courtrooms in the U.S. and beyond and break down developments to help you understand how they affect your day-to-day life.

This episode was produced by Kirk McDaniel. Music by The Dead Pens. A transcript of this episode is available.

Editorial staff is Bill Dotinga, Sean Duffy and Jamie Ross. 

For more on the Texas law and the Supreme Court arguments:

-- Abortion providers get Supreme Court backing to fight Texas ban

-- Key justices critical of Texas abortion law

-- Fifth Circuit temporarily reinstates controversial Texas abortion ban

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