Supreme Court of the United States

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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Kentucky attorney general argues he can defend pro-life law in court

Jun 16, 2021

Kentucky’s Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a brief on Monday in support of his ability to defend his state’s law... Read more

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Democratic Senators warn of court-packing if Roe is altered by Supreme Court

May 24, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Democratic senators have argued that overturning or otherwise limiting Roe v. Wade would pave the way to change the size... Read more

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After Supreme Court takes up abortion case, White House signals support for Roe v. Wade

May 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

The White House on Monday made statements in favor of legal abortion and the Equality Act. Read more

Catholic dioceses appeal to Supreme Court for protection against New York’s abortion coverage mandate

Apr 27, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The dioceses of Albany and Ogdensburg and other Catholic and Christian ministries last week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to... Read more

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California’s limit on home religious gatherings too strict, US Supreme Court says

Apr 12, 2021

California’s coronavirus restrictions on home-based religious gatherings like Bible studies, worship and prayer meetings were more strict than the constitution... Read more

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Supreme Court will consider if Kentucky attorney general can defend pro-life law

Mar 30, 2021

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether Kentucky’s pro-life attorney general can defend the commonwealth’s law banning dismemberment... Read more

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Biden administration asks Supreme Court to toss out abortion funding case

Mar 15, 2021

The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court to throw out a challenge to restrictions on federal funding of pro-abortion... Read more

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Supreme Court allows religious speech violation lawsuit to continue

Mar 8, 2021

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that government officials can be held personally liable for religious freedom violations.  Read more

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Supreme Court rejects California county’s continued ban on indoor worship

Feb 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a California county’s continued ban on indoor worship services due to the coronavirus pandemic,... Read more

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Supreme Court ruling no barrier to ban on indoor worship, Santa Clara County claims

Feb 12, 2021

California’s Santa Clara County has again banned indoor worship, saying its rules to mitigate coronavirus spread are “fundamentally different” from... Read more

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Supreme Court weighing Alabama ban on clergy at executions

Feb 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering the case of an Alabama death row inmate who has asked to have a... Read more

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Supreme Court rebukes California's strict coronavirus rules for churches

Feb 6, 2021

California’s strict coronavirus rules banning indoor worship were blocked and revised by a U.S. Supreme Court injunction late Friday night,... Read more

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Supreme Court rules favorably toward inmate requesting priest at execution

Jan 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled favorably toward a Catholic death row inmate requesting the presence of a priest at... Read more

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Supreme Court debates whether college's free speech violation merits symbolic damages

Jan 13, 2021

A Christian student seeking symbolic damages against a Georgia college that had restricted the area where he could try to... Read more

Supreme Court reinstates FDA’s ban on abortion pills via mail

Jan 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision Tuesday reversed a federal judge’s injunction that had blocked FDA rules requiring... Read more

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Citing timing, SCOTUS declines to allow in-person learning to resume in Kentucky

Dec 18, 2020

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Kentucky Christian school’s plea to reopen for in-person learning, upholding a health order... Read more

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Supreme Court passes on Census case

Dec 18, 2020

The case of Trump v. New York involved the administration’s lawful ability to exclude undocumented immigrants from the overall population... Read more

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Supreme Court vacates ruling on Colorado church restrictions

Dec 15, 2020

The Supreme Court accepted a church’s appeal against coronavirus restrictions in the state of Colorado on Tuesday, even after the... Read more

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US Supreme Court: government agents violating religious liberty liable for monetary damages

Dec 11, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

Three Muslims who claim the FBI wrongly pressured them into becoming informants on Muslim communities may seek monetary damages as... Read more

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Colorado lifts church capacity limit, asks Supreme Court to drop lawsuit

Dec 10, 2020

The Governor of Colorado has asked the Supreme Court to drop a church’s lawsuit against the state after he lifted... Read more