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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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Supreme Court declines to hear pro-life group's undercover video appeal

Apr 4, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a pro-life group seeking to release undercover footage detailing... Read more

NIFLA Pro-Life protest in Washington, D.C. on March 20, 2018.

Pro-life pregnancy centers hopeful after arguing before Supreme Court

Mar 20, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Attorneys for a pro-life pregnancy center resource group are optimistic following Tuesday’s oral arguments in front of the Supreme Court,... Read more

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As Supreme Court decides fate of unions, bishops speak up

Feb 26, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

With the U.S. Supreme Court hearing a case that could have a great impact on the future of public sector... Read more

Commentary: Tolerance, wedding cakes, and a free society

Dec 7, 2017

By Ed Condon

This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The result... Read more

Baker argues for cake and conscience at Supreme Court

Dec 5, 2017

A Colorado baker’s right to express himself through artwork – edible artwork– lies at the center of today’s Supreme Court... Read more

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Abortion info required at pro-life centers? Supreme Court takes up case

Nov 14, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will consider a California law that requires pro-life pregnancy centers to display... Read more

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Archbishop Gomez: American missionaries are the overlooked US founders

Oct 3, 2017

During the annual Red Mass marking a new term of the U.S. Supreme Court, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles... Read more

US bishops urge care of refugees as Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban

Sep 14, 2017

By Matt Hadro

As the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed part of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to stand temporarily, the U.S. bishops'... Read more

This baker's Supreme Court case could set tone of religious liberty in US

Sep 12, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A Colorado baker’s fight to maintain his freedom of expression could be the most influential religious freedom decisions of the... Read more

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Planned Parenthood investigators appeal case to US Supreme Court

Aug 8, 2017

By Matt Hadro

David Daleiden, the undercover journalist behind the 2015 Planned Parenthood videos, has appealed to the US Supreme Court for the... Read more

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Supreme Court order affects thousands of refugees seeking US entry

Jul 20, 2017

Grandparents and other family members are temporarily exempt from the travel and refugee bans implemented by President Donald Trump, the... Read more

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The bishops have spoken up on two very different issues – and now the Supreme Court will, too

Jun 26, 2017

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

As the Supreme Court wrapped up its latest term on Monday, it agreed to consider a major religious freedom case,... Read more

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Supreme Court rules in favor of church in crucial First Amendment case

Jun 26, 2017

By Matt Hadro

In one of the biggest religious cases of the term, the US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a church-owned... Read more

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US Supreme Court death penalty decision could be victory for due process

Jun 19, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a defendant has a right to a mental health evaluation independent of the... Read more

How a Supreme Court decision about pension plans affects religious hospitals

Jun 5, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court of the United States, in an 8-0 decision on Monday, ruled that the pension plans of religious... Read more

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito receives an honorus causa degree at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary from Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, May 17, 2017.

Justice Alito warns seminarians religious liberty is in danger

May 22, 2017

In his address to graduating seminarians on Wednesday, United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. emphasized the importance... Read more

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Supreme Court appears skeptical of state denying benefits to churches

Apr 19, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments about whether a state benefit program could exclude churches because of their religious... Read more

Supreme Court won't hear case of Central American asylum seekers

Apr 18, 2017

A group of women and children from Central America who have been prioritized for deportation lost a legal battle Monday,... Read more

Judge Neil Gorsuch testifies during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, March 21, 2017.

Pro-life, religious freedom leaders cheer confirmation of Neil Gorsuch

Apr 7, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life and religious freedom advocates cheered the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch on Friday to the U.S. Supreme Court,... Read more

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A lot more than just pensions could be decided in this Supreme Court case

Mar 29, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A Supreme Court case about pension plans of religious hospitals could decide something much bigger – whether religious groups are... Read more