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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A homeless man fixes his bike outside his tent next to the 110 Freeway in Los Angeles California on May 25, 2020.

U.S. bishops: Supreme Court ruling ‘criminalizes homelessness’

Jun 28, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

In the 6-3 decision, issued in City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Gloria Johnson, the court ruled that cities can... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court police officers put up barricades to separate pro-life activists (right) from abortion rights activists during a demonstration in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2024.

U.S. Supreme Court rules Idaho hospitals must perform abortions

Jun 27, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The decision hinged on the court’s interpretation of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). Read more

U.S. Capitol viewed through the columns of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court mistakenly leaks controversial abortion decision

Jun 26, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

“The court’s Publications Unit inadvertently and briefly uploaded a document to the court’s website,” a spokesperson for the Supreme Court... Read more

Christian Defense Coalition Director Rev. Patrick Mahoney holds a sign that reads "Abusers Should NOT Own Guns!" outside the Supreme Court on June 21, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

U.S. bishops applaud Supreme Court ruling on domestic violence gun law

Jun 24, 2024

By Daniel Payne

In a statement Saturday, Archbishop Borys Gudziak said “the common good demands that society protect vulnerable women and children from... Read more

A dedication ceremony for the ultrasound machine donated by the Knights of Columbus to the First Choice Women's Resource Center in New Brunswick, N.J.

Supreme Court denies pregnancy center appeal to keep donor information private

May 15, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin last year had ordered First Choice Women’s Resource Centers to turn over communications. Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito speaks to graduates at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, on May 11, 2024.

Justice Alito to Franciscan graduates: ‘Go out boldly and change the world’

May 14, 2024

By Grant Goral

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito challenged graduates at Franciscan University to embrace vital life lessons about courage and personal values. Read more


Supreme Court turns down porn group’s plea to block Texas age-verification law

May 1, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The court denied a request from the Free Speech Coalition, which includes a porn trade association and several pornography creators,... Read more

Pro-life and pro-abortion activists at a demonstration outside the U.S. Supreme Court as it hears arguments in the Moyle v. United States case, in Washington, D.C., on April 24, 2024. The case deals with whether an Idaho abortion law conflicts with the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA).

Divided Supreme Court hears emergency room abortion case: DOJ vs. Idaho’s pro-life law

Apr 24, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The crux of the case focuses on whether Idaho’s Defense of Life Act conflicts with the federal Emergency Medical Treatment... Read more


Religious broadcasters ask Supreme Court to strike down ‘discriminatory’ fees

Apr 8, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The suit argues that the Copyright Royalty Board is subjecting religious broadcasters to a discriminatory royalty fee that violates U.S.... Read more

Hundreds of pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrators hold rallies alongside each other as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the high-stakes abortion pill case Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. Food and Drug Administration, March 26, 2024.

PHOTOS: Pro-life and pro-abortion activists hold dueling rallies outside Supreme Court

Mar 26, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

While there were significantly more pro-abortion demonstrators present outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday, there were many pro-life doctors and... Read more

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 26, 2024, for a lawsuit brought by the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine (AHM), which seeks to impose more restrictions on the prescription of mifepristone.

Abortion pill opponents face Supreme Court skepticism

Mar 26, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The justices heard oral arguments on March 26 for a lawsuit brought by Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine (AHM). Read more

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) senior counsel Kellie Fiedorek (center) and Elizabeth Gillette (right), who survived severe complications from a chemical abortion, spoke with EWTN News Nightly anchor Tracy Sabol about the case.

Experts preview U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion pill case

Mar 25, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday regarding the Biden administration’s alleged deficient safeguards surrounding use of mifepristone. Read more

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Mississippi, urges the Supreme Court to restore abortion pill restrictions at a Capitol Hill press conference hosted by Reps. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, and August Pfluger, R-Texas, Mar. 21, 2024.

‘Women should be outraged’: Lawmakers urge Supreme Court to restore abortion pill restrictions

Mar 21, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Speaking at a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, lawmakers and activists said it was crucial that the court rule... Read more


Supreme Court declines to hear Catholic couple’s lawsuit over transgender child custody

Mar 19, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Supreme Court rejected without comment an Indiana Catholic husband and wife’s petition over a dispute involving custody of their... Read more

Katie Mahoney, Rev. Pat Mahoney, Peggy Nienaber of Faith and Liberty, and Mark Lee Dickson of Right to Life East Texas pray in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on April 21, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

U.S. bishops call for ‘focused effort of prayer’ ahead of Supreme Court abortion pill hearings

Mar 18, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The bishops said the FDA “has enabled a nationwide mail-order abortion industry and turned neighborhood pharmacies into chemical abortion providers.” Read more

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty's Lori Windham joins Montse Alvarado, president and COO of EWTN News, and Josh Payne, a lawyer with Campbell Miller Payne, on “EWTN News In Depth” on March 1, 2024.

Indiana Catholic couple ‘living every parent’s nightmare’ after transgender custody case

Mar 4, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

After Mary and Jeremy Cox didn’t use the pronouns requested by their teenage son, Indiana Child Services removed him from... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court building.

Supreme Court says states cannot remove Trump from 2024 ballot

Mar 4, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The 9-0 decision, issued Monday morning, reversed a December 2023 ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court. Read more


Indiana Catholic couple asks Supreme Court to hear transgender child custody case 

Feb 16, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The state of Indiana removed Mary and Jeremy Cox’s son from their home, placing him in another home that “affirmed”... Read more

The Supreme Court of the United States, Oct. 7. 2022.

U.S. Supreme Court to hear major abortion pill case in March

Jan 31, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

The decision in the case could determine whether the abortion pill mifepristone can be prescribed by telemedicine or sent through... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Supreme Court where oral arguments were heard on March 23, 2016, in the Zubik v. Burwell case.

How a Supreme Court case involving herring fishermen affects the Little Sisters of the Poor

Jan 16, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week in Loper Bright Enterprises, Inc. v. Gina Raimondo.  Read more