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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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Kavanaugh’s friends describe man of humility, service, faith

Jul 17, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Long-time friends and associates of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh say he is a sincere Catholic, committed to living the... Read more

Pro-life advocates at the 45th annual March for Life, on Jan. 19 in Washington, DC.

Overturning ‘Roe’ no ‘magic bullet,’ NY archdiocese lawyer says

Jul 16, 2018

The Director of Public Policy for the Archdiocese of New York has said that overturning the Roe vs. Wade Supreme... Read more

Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves the room following a meeting with Senator Charles Grassley at the U.S. Capitol July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Pro-life groups react to Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination

Jul 10, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Many pro-life and Catholic groups reacted with optimism about President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Justice Brett Kavanaugh.  Read more

Brett Kavanaugh (L) is sworn in as a US Court of Appeals Judge by US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy (R), in Washington, D.C., June 1, 2006.

Brett Kavanaugh nominated to US Supreme Court

Jul 9, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

President Donald Trump announced Monday night he is nominating Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy... Read more

Meet the likely nominees for the next Supreme Court justice

Jul 6, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

On July 9, President Donald Trump will announce his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Trump reportedly spent... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.

DiNardo: Roe v. Wade support is not good litmus test for Supreme Court justices

Jul 6, 2018

The U.S. Senate should not use a nominee’s stance on Roe v. Wade as a litmus test on suitability for... Read more

The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Bishops weigh in on SCOTUS union case and workers' rights

Jun 29, 2018

A US Supreme Court decision striking down mandatory fees paid to public-sector unions undermines workers’ collective rights and can’t be... Read more

2016 March for Life, Denver.

Reversing Roe should be the beginning – not the end – for pro-lifers

Jun 29, 2018

By Michelle La Rosa

The announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement has prompted elation from pro-life groups, who are hopeful that the... Read more

Justice Anthony Kennedy. Public Domain.

Kennedy's retirement from the Supreme Court prompts pro-life hopes

Jun 27, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has led pro-life advocates to voice hope that his successor could... Read more

Protesters outside of the Supreme Court on June 26, 2018.

US bishops disappointed by Supreme Court decision upholding travel ban

Jun 27, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has expressed disappointment with a Supreme Court ruling upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban,... Read more

NIFLA pro-life rally in Washington, D.C. on March 20, 2018.

Supreme Court’s NIFLA ruling draws praise from pro-life groups

Jun 26, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Pro-life groups applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Tuesday in favor of the free speech rights of crisis... Read more

US Supreme Court.

Supreme Court sides with pro-life pregnancy centers in California abortion case

Jun 26, 2018

The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a California law requiring pro-life pregnancy centers to post information on programs to obtain... Read more

Barronelle Stutzman.

Supreme Court returns case of florist who declined gay wedding to lower court

Jun 25, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday vacated a Washington state ruling against local florist Barronelle Stutzman, who in 2013 declined... Read more

Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop.

Rally supporting Masterpiece Cakeshop draws hundreds

Jun 12, 2018

Hundreds of people attended a rally outside Masterpiece Cakeshop last week, showing support for a U.S. Supreme Court decision that... Read more

US Supreme Court throws out undocumented minor abortion ruling

Jun 5, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

On Monday the Supreme Court vacated an appellate court's decision from October which permitted an undocumented minor held in federal... Read more

Supreme Court.

Understanding the Supreme Court's Masterpiece Cake ruling

Jun 4, 2018

Religious freedom advocates have mostly celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, although some... Read more

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

Religious freedom groups praise Supreme Court's Masterpiece ruling

Jun 4, 2018

Religious freedom groups cheered Monday’s 7-2 Supreme Court decision that a Colorado baker had his rights violated when the state... Read more

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BREAKING: Supreme Court rules in favor of baker who declined to serve gay wedding

Jun 4, 2018

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who declined to make a wedding cake for... Read more

The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

US Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Arkansas abortion pill law

May 29, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The Supreme Court will not hear Planned Parenthood’s challenge to a 2015 law in Arkansas that requires doctors administering abortion... Read more

After punishing Christian cake baker, Colo. civil rights board revised

May 24, 2018

A new law will revise the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, after the commission gained attention when its decision in a... Read more