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Supreme Court: Lawyers and Court

supreme court: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a lower court's decision that allowed an undocumented immigrant teenager to obtain an abortion over the protests of the Trump administration, according to Toronto Star. TOM BRENNER / The New York Times But the court did not agree with a request by the president's lawyers that American Civil Liberties Union lawyers who represented the girl be disciplined for their actions in the case. The action, which came in an unsigned opinion without noted dissents, throws out a precedent that might allow other teenagers in the same circumstance to obtain an abortion. Justice Department lawyers said they thought they had a deal with the girl's lawyers last year that would have given them time to appeal a ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that allowed the abortion. The ACLU said the administration's complaint to the Supreme Court was both extraordinary and baseless, and longtime practitioners before the high court could not remember a similar request that civil rights lawyers be disciplined. Instead, the girl was able to have an abortion before the government lawyers filed, making their request moot and opening the administration to criticism from anti-abortion groups that the Justice Department moved too slowly. ( As reported in the news.