A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has the authority to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, dealing a major legal blow to the organization as it tries to preserve its funding in multiple states this year. U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups upheld the governor’s move to block about $275,000 from Planned Parenthood’s sexual education programs. The decision is a reversal from weeks earlier, when Waddoups had required the state to continue the funding through the end of the year/The Hill. More here.