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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Bishops ask Supreme Court to hear case on racism in death sentencing

Feb 19, 2019

Three U.S. bishops have called on the Supreme Court to take up the case of a death row inmate in... Read more

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Supreme Court blocks law regulating Louisiana abortion doctors

Feb 7, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Supreme Court has blocked from taking effect a Louisiana law requiring abortion doctors to hold admitting privileges at hospitals... Read more

The March for Life before the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

La. law regulating abortion clinics may head to US Supreme Court

Feb 1, 2019

Abortion rights' advocates have asked the US Supreme Court for an emergency stay of a Louisiana law that requires abortion... Read more

US Supreme Court allows transgender military ban

Jan 22, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender persons serving in the military to go... Read more

Doctor reading test results of pregnant woman by ultrasound.

Pro-choice and pro-life majorities want more abortion restrictions, poll shows

Jan 15, 2019

The poll found that overwhelming majorities of people, even those who identify as “pro-choice” in theory, support major restrictions on... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

US Supreme Court won't hear case of states defunding Planned Parenthood

Dec 10, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The US Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from states which were seeking to terminate Medicaid contracts with Planned... Read more

Pro-life, disability groups support Indiana abortion law at SCOTUS

Nov 30, 2018

Nineteen states and numerous pro-life and disability groups have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an Indiana law prohibiting... Read more

Peace Cross, Bladensburg, Maryland.

Peace Cross case headed to Supreme Court

Nov 5, 2018

The Court announced November 2 that it had granted certiorari to Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission v. American Humanist... Read more

A same-sex wedding cake topper.

Supreme Court may hear another wedding cake case

Oct 23, 2018

Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein have appealed to the Supreme Court Oct. 23 after being fined $135,000 for refusing... Read more

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Supreme Court rejects appeal of Tennessee pro-life amendment

Oct 2, 2018

The United States Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to a pro-life amendment to Tennessee state constitution. Amendment 1... Read more

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The Holy Spirit can guide, heal nation, justices hear at DC Red Mass

Oct 1, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Americans should call on the Holy Spirit to guide and heal the Church and nation, Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi said... Read more

The US capitol building.

Senate Judiciary Committee wraps up Kavanaugh hearing

Sep 7, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

After four days of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh has progressed closer towards eventual confirmation to... Read more

The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Kavanaugh hearing touches on abortion, religious liberty

Sep 5, 2018

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced a range of questions on Wednesday, the second day of his confirmation hearings,... Read more

The US capitol building.

Protests as US Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh hearings begin

Sep 4, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh began Tuesday. Before Kavanaugh could utter a word, Senate Democrats repeatedly interrupted the... Read more

Cake artist Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado.

Colorado baker back in court for declining gender transition cake

Aug 15, 2018

Less than three months after winning a Supreme Court case backing his religious freedom of expression, Colorado Christian cake artist... Read more

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Judge Kavanaugh’s record on religious liberty and personal conscience examined

Aug 3, 2018

As the Senate prepares for confirmation hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, scholars and commentators are... Read more

March for Life participants in front of the Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C.

Bishops announce nine-week novena ahead of Supreme Court confirmation

Jul 30, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

A Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life is being led by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.... Read more

Pro-life protest outside the Supreme Court.

Poll finding support for Roe is misleading, pro-life group says

Jul 25, 2018

A recent poll suggesting widespread support for Roe v. Wade fails to account for the misinformation surrounding the 1973 Supreme... Read more

Massachusetts State house on Beacon Hill, downtown Boston

Massachusetts passes “NASTY Women” abortion act

Jul 24, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Lawmakers in Massachusetts have passed new legislation that would ensure abortion remains legal in the state should the Supreme Court... Read more

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What Kavanaugh’s judicial record might mean for ‘Roe v. Wade’

Jul 20, 2018

By Ed Condon

As Judge Brett Kavanaugh prepares for Senate confirmation hearings, the Supreme Court nominee’s record is being examined for indications of... Read more