NAACP v. Horne

Federal court challenge to a 2011 Arizona law that requires providers to certify that a patient’s reasons for seeking abortion care are unrelated to the race or sex of the fetus. In May 2013, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The district court dismissed the case for lack of standing. In March 2014, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) and the NAACP appealed the dismissal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Current Status: The 9th Circuit affirmed the dismissal based on lack of standing. (See the law here. See the complaint here. See the final decision here. See the 9th Circuit memorandum here. Read more about the case here.)