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Fed judge dismisses Kansas clinic regulations case

July 20, 2012

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— A federal judge has formally ended the lawsuit brought by Kansas abortion clinics who won an injunction that kept temporary state regulations from taking effect.

U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia on Thursday dismissed the federal lawsuit over the temporary regulations at the request of both sides.

The clinics won a ruling last year barring the state from enforcing temporary rules on the drugs and equipment that abortion clinics must stock and the sizes and temperatures of their rooms.

The clinics are challenging a separate, final version of the regulations in state court in Topeka.

The District Court of Shawnee County has issued a temporary restraining order against enforcement of the permanent regulations.

Murguia had already rejected requests by the clinics for attorney's fees. That ruling has not been appealed.

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