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These are the latest news cases from the Supreme Court of the United States regarding pro-life and family issues, religious persecution, and other topics affecting the Catholic Church.

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The scene outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the court released its decision in the Dobbs abortion case on June 24, 2022. Pro-abortion demonstrators gradually made up a decided majority of the crowd as the day wore on.

Supreme Court failed to find source of leaked opinion overturning Roe v. Wade

Jan 19, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The Supreme Court announced today that it has failed to find the person responsible for the leaked draft opinion overturning... Read more

Former U.S. postal worker Gerald Groff believes his religious freedom was violated when heh was reprimanded for refusing to work on Sundays.

Supreme Court set to hear case of postal worker who refused to work Sundays

Jan 17, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Gerald Groff sued the U.S. Postal Service, arguing that he was wrongfully targeted because of his religious convictions. Read more

Lorie Smith, owner and founder of 303 Creative, at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court hears free speech case of artist who objects to same-sex weddings

Dec 5, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Lorie Smith’s case — 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis — for nearly two... Read more

Lorie Smith, owner and founder of 303 Creative.

Meet Lorie Smith, the Christian artist with a Supreme Court free speech case

Dec 2, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in her case — 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis — on Monday, Dec.... Read more

Lorie Smith is challenging a Colorado law that would require her to design websites celebrating same-sex marriages.

Supreme Court to hear case of designer who won’t create websites for same-sex weddings 

Oct 6, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Lorie Smith is challenging a Colorado state law for her right to refuse creative services when they conflict with her... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito

Supreme Court Justice Alito: faith ‘should affect the way you treat people’ as a judge

Sep 28, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The author of the deciding opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade made his remarks Tuesday to law students at the... Read more

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Bishop Pfeifer asks Supreme Court to recognize ‘personhood’ of the unborn

Sep 26, 2022

By Katie Yoder

In a September statement, Bishop Michael Pfeifer called on the court to recognize the personhood of the unborn under the... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas canceled plans to teach class because of post-Roe violence, not student petition

Aug 2, 2022

By Edie Heipel

A source close to Thomas told CNA the justice’s decision had nothing to do with a student-led petition calling for... Read more

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U.S. House passes same-sex marriage bill

Jul 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

The House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill on Tuesday that would federally recognize same-sex marriage, and provide... Read more

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U.S. bishops disappointed by Supreme Court's climate regulation ruling

Jul 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

The U.S. bishops said Friday they are disappointed by a Supreme Court ruling which limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability... Read more

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Latin American pro-life leaders celebrate overturning of Roe v. Wade

Jun 28, 2022

By Diego López Marina

One leader said the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court will “undoubtedly have a positive impact on Latin America.” Read more

Joseph Kennedy, the ex-high school football coach at the center of the Supreme Court prayer case Kennedy v. Bremerton School District

Supreme Court sides with football coach in prayer case

Jun 27, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Joseph Kennedy lost his job for refusing to stop praying at the 50-yard line after games. Read more

Anna Lulis from Moneta, Virginia, (left) who works for the pro-life group Students for Life of America, stands beside an abortion rights demonstrator outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2022, after the court's decision in the Dobbs abortion case was announced.

Roe v. Wade overturned: The scene outside the Supreme Court

Jun 24, 2022

By Katie Yoder, Maisy Sullivan

While emotions ran high, demonstrations on Friday afternoon appeared orderly. Read more

Associate Justice Samuel J. Alito Jr.

Dobbs excerpts: Why the U.S. Supreme Court said Roe v Wade was 'egregiously wrong'

Jun 24, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, saying that previous abortion rulings were “egregiously wrong from the start” and... Read more

Pro-abortion protestors outside the Supreme Court after the historic decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

LIVE UPDATES: Bishops, leaders and companies react to Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision

Jun 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Live updates after the Supreme Court's abortion decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Read more

An armored police vehicle is positioned on the plaza between the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court after the court handed down its decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Unrest after Dobbs? Here's what's happening.

Jun 24, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Police with riot gear arrived outside the Supreme Court at around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, just hours after the court... Read more

Left to right, Supreme Court associate justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Brett M. Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, and Neil M. Gorsuch.

Read about the five Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade

Jun 24, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Five conservative justices joined the majority opinion in the Dobbs abortion case. Read more

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Seven myths about overturning Roe v. Wade

Jun 24, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Dobbs decision means the legality of abortion will now be determined at the state level.  Read more

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Roe v. Wade is overturned. What happens next?

Jun 24, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Dobbs decision sends the abortion issue back to the states. Here's what you need to know. Read more

Demonstrators on both sides of the abortion issue outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the court released its decision in the Dobbs abortion case on June 24, 2022.

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade in historic abortion decision

Jun 24, 2022

By Katie Yoder, Shannon Mullen

The decision marks a historic milestone in the decades-long effort to protect the unborn. Read more