Judge Alan D. Albright of the Federal court in Austin, Tex., has said that he will grant the plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction to block Texas’s controversial book ban law, which was due to take effect on September 1.

The state had sought to have the plaintiff’s motion to block the law dismissed, arguing in two separate hearings that they had no standing in the case. Judge Albright said he found otherwise, that the plaintiffs do have standing and he intended to enjoin the law in its entirety. An order detailing his decision is expected to come within the next two weeks. In the meantime, he ruled that the state could not enforce the law. The state of Texas said it would appeal.