Texas Reacts To Court Decisions On Voter ID, Abortion05:19
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The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday blocked a Texas law that would have closed dozens of abortion clinics across the state, and meaning that nearly a million women would have had to drive more than 150 miles to get an abortion.

Meantime, a federal appeals court temporarily reinstated Texas' strict voter ID law, saying it's too close to the election to change the rules.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets more on the impact of these two decisions from Ben Philpott, senior political reporter for KUT in Austin.

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  • Ben Philpott, senior political reporter, covering politics and policy for KUT in Austin, part of the Here & Now Contributors Network. He tweets @BenPhilpottKUT.

This segment aired on October 15, 2014.

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