DA 21-0521.

515 P.3d 301 (2022)

2022 MT 157

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF MONTANA, and Joey Banks, M.D., on behalf of themselves and their patients, Plaintiffs and Appellees, v. STATE of Montana, BY AND THROUGH Austin KNUDSEN, in his official capacity as Attorney General, Defendant and Appellant.

Supreme Court of Montana.

Decided: August 9, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For Appellant: Austin Knudsen , Montana Attorney General, David M.S. Dewhirst , Solicitor General, Kathleen L. Smithgall , Brent Mead , Assistant Solicitors General, Helena, Montana Kevin H. Theriot , Denise M. Harle , Alliance Defending Freedom, Scottsdale, Arizona.

For Appellees: Raph Graybill , Graybill Law Firm, PC, Great Falls, Montana Gene R. Jarussi , Attorney at Law, Billings, Montana Alan E. Schoenfeld , Michelle Nicole Diamond , Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, New York, New York Kimberly Parker , Nicole Rabner , Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, District of Columbia Hana Bajramovic , Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., New York, New York Alice Clapman , Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., Washington, District of Columbia.

For Amid ACLU of Montana, et al.: Alex Rate , Akilah Lane , ACLU of Montana Foundation, Inc., Missoula Montana Amy Myrick , Alexander Wilson , Astrid Ackerman , Center for Reproductive Rights, New York, New York.

For Amici Montana Constitutional Convention Delegates and Research Staff: Emily J. Cross , Kyle Anne Gray , Brianne C. McClafferty , Holland & Hart LLP, Billings, Montana.

For Amici The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, et al.: Matthew Gordon , Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, Washington.

For Amici American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, et al.: Lindsay C. Beck , Beck, Amsden & Stalpes PLLC, Bozeman, Montana.

¶1 The State appeals the District Court's grant of a preliminary injunction temporarily enjoining the implementation of three laws the 2021 Legislature enacted that regulate or restrict abortion services: House Bills (HB) 136, 171, and 140 (collectively, "the challenged laws"). Restated...

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