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Judge sides with Trump administration over lawsuit from Title X changes

A car drives past a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago.
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U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden ruled in favor of the Trump administration over a lawsuit that stemmed from changes to the Title X program, The Hill reports.

The details: The administration announced new requirements for the program earlier this year, which gives grants to "organizations providing reproductive health service for low-income women and men." Planned Parenthood was joined by other organizations in suing the administration, demanding the changes be discarded because the administration didn't have a formal rule-making process by requiring "a public notice and comment period," per The Hill. But McFadden ruled that courts can't make an agency undergo that process for a change in procedure.

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Why it matters: This was a weird race. Although conservatives ditched Roby after she condemned President Trump for the "Access Hollywood" tape, he recently endorsed her in a tweet because having a critical Republican member of Congress is better for him than a Republican who used to vote with Nancy Pelosi.