WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A lawsuit challenging a Kansas law restricting insurance coverage of abortion has been reassigned to still another federal judge.
A docket entry on Thursday moves the case to U.S. District Judge Julie A. Robinson in Topeka for all future proceedings in the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The order removes the case from U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia in Kansas City, Kan. He had been assigned the case after the previous judge, Wesley Brown, died last month at age 104.
The Kansas law at issue bars insurance companies from offering abortion coverage as part of general health plans in the state. Anyone wanting abortion coverage must buy a rider that covers only that procedure.