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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Judge Neil Gorsuch testifies during the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, March 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Gorsuch praised for record of building unity on religious freedom

Mar 24, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch received a strong voice of support Thursday from a lawyer at a major religious liberty... Read more

Judge Neil Gorsuch listens during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, March 20, 2017.

Gorsuch made an important distinction when asked about assisted suicide

Mar 22, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch made a crucial ethical distinction in his response to questions about doctor-prescribed suicide during his... Read more

Judge Neil Gorsuch delivers brief remarks after being nominated by U.S. President Donald Trump to the Supreme Court, Jan. 31, 2017.

Judge Gorsuch nomination backed by dozens of pro-life groups

Mar 21, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch deserves “swift confirmation” to the U.S. Supreme Court, leaders of pro-life and pro-family groups have said.  Read more

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Supreme Court nominee drilled on abortion, religious freedom at hearings

Mar 21, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The judge nominated to replace Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court answered questions on abortion and religious freedom jurisprudence on... Read more

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Supreme Court sends transgender student case back to lower court

Mar 6, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court will not hear the case of a transgender student’s demand to access public school single-sex bathrooms, instead... Read more

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Supreme Court hears case of Mexican teen shot at border

Feb 24, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments in the case of a Mexican teen shot dead by a border... Read more

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Race-based death sentence rejected at US Supreme Court

Feb 23, 2017

A death row inmate in Texas deserves a new sentencing hearing because his own lawyers called on an expert who... Read more

Supreme Court nominee authored a book on assisted suicide

Feb 3, 2017

By Matt Hadro

President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court wrote a book on “the future of assisted suicide” in 2006... Read more

Judge Neil Gorsuch delivers brief remarks after being nominated by U.S. President Donald Trump to the Supreme Court, Jan. 31, 2017.

Supreme Court pick wins applause from religious freedom advocates

Feb 1, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life leaders and religious freedom advocates hailed President Trump’s choice of Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court vacancy on... Read more

Outside of the US Supreme Court House in Washington DC during the June 2015 ruling on the death penalty.

Supreme Court appears skeptical of Texas' death penalty standards

Dec 2, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a death penalty case that could determine the fate of a man... Read more

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Election 2016: A supremely important decision

Nov 4, 2016

Among the first acts of the next president of the United States will be the appointment of a new justice... Read more

How Justice Scalia suffered the 'contempt of a sophisticated world'

Nov 1, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

Catholics in Washington, D.C. recently paid tribute to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia – both for his life of faith,... Read more

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Supreme Court to hear school's transgender bathroom case

Oct 28, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear a case on whether students identifying as transgender may be required... Read more

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Just how important are presidential Supreme Court picks?

Oct 27, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Both major presidential candidates say that the future of the Supreme Court depends on this election – but how important... Read more

Archbishop to public officials: Rely on the Holy Spirit

Oct 3, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Amidst the current environment of “political polarization,” one archbishop exhorted public officials on Sunday not to be discouraged, but to... Read more

Thousands of students, parents ask Supreme Court to protect bathroom privacy

Sep 28, 2016

More than 8,900 students, parents and school community members are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to protect a restroom privacy... Read more

The Supreme Court probably won't approve polygamy. Here's why.

Sep 21, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

A polygamous family featured on a reality TV show has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a law... Read more

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Pittsburgh diocese: Government is violating Supreme Court mandate order

Aug 13, 2016

Despite a Supreme Court order seeming to protect its religious freedom, the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh says the federal government... Read more

Profits over people? Former abortion worker warns of continuing clinic abuses

Jul 7, 2016

By Matt Hadro

After the Supreme Court struck down Texas’ abortion clinic regulations last week, a new report claims that these clinics are... Read more

2015 March for Life in Washington D.C. on Jan. 22, 2015.

Supreme Court ruling blasted for pro-abortion bias in Texas ruling

Jun 27, 2016

By Matt Hadro

In striking down Texas’ regulations of abortion clinics, the Supreme Court showed favoritism toward the supposed “right to abortion” over... Read more