Myron Thompson Bio, Wiki
Myron Herbert Thompson is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
A federal judge in Montgomery has blocked Alabama’s abortion ban law: “District Judge Myron Thompson issued a ruling blocking the Human Life Protection Act from taking effect while a challenge to the law makes its way through court.” https://t.co/Qtp6AlhY0t
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Myron Thompson Age
He is 72 years old.
Education and career
I see you Judge Myron Thompson. Nice work. https://t.co/7I7QXqlkf8
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Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, Thompson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1969 and a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1972. He was an Assistant Attorney General of Alabama from 1972 to 1974 and was then in private practice in Dothan, Alabama until 1980.
Myron Thompson Federal judicial service
On September 17, 1980, Thompson was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama vacated by Judge Frank Minis Johnson. Thompson was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 26, 1980, and received his commission on September 29, 1980. He served as Chief Judge from 1991 to 1998. He took senior status on August 22, 2013.
US district judge Myron Thompson has issued a preliminary injunction blocking Alabama from enforcing the law, which calls for a sentence of 10 years to life for the abortion provider. Alabama legislators approved the measure this year to mount a court challenge to abortion rights pic.twitter.com/l5iT94haTh
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Myron Thompson Notable case
In a 2014 ruling, Thompson ruled an Alabama law regulating abortion unconstitutional, in Planned Parenthood Southeast, Inc., v. Strange (also known as Planned Parenthood Southeast, Inc., v. Bentley), citing the undue burden standard.
Alabama Abortion Ban
BREAKING NEWS: U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued a preliminary injunction blocking Alabama from enforcing the law, which would have called for a sentence of 10 years to life in prison for the abortion provider with no exceptions for rape or incest.https://t.co/fTMy2R5LA9 pic.twitter.com/foyl8h5jfq
— FOX44 Baton Rouge (@wgmbfox44) October 29, 2019
Myron Herbert Thompson on Tuesday blocked an abortion ban in Alabama that would have turned the procedure into a serious crime at any stage of pregnancy in almost all cases.
The United States District Judge, Myron Thompson, issued a preliminary injunction that prevented Alabama from enforcing the law, which would have required a 10-year life sentence for the abortion provider without exceptions for rape or incest.
Alabama lawmakers approved the measure this year, hoping to mount a judicial challenge to abortion rights. Abortion providers sued to prevent the law from taking effect.
Randall Marshall, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, said the decision was expected.
The law will take effect next month and is the toughest line of anti-abortion measures enacted this year when states emboldened by new conservatives in the US Supreme Court point to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion throughout the country. .