The American Civil Liberties Union filed a brief with the Supreme Court Monday asking that they dismiss the federal government’s request for review of the D.C. appeals court decision which allowed Jane Doe, an unaccompanied minor, to obtain an abortion in October. The ACLU is denying claims by the Justice Department that ACLU lawyers misled them as to the timing of the abortion to avoid SCOTUS review.
According to the brief, the ACLU argues that government lawyers did not ask the Supreme Court to block Doe’s procedure in time “based on assumptions” they made about the timing of the abortion, “not on the basis of any commitments” from the ACLU lawyers.
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DOJ spokesman Devin O’Malley explained in November statement, “After informing Justice Department attorneys that the
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