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

Over 100 members of Congress urge Supreme Court to revoke abortion pill approval  

Nov 21, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The lawmakers are arguing that the FDA’s approval process for the abortion drug had many “irregularities” and their approval has... Read more

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Florida attorney general seeks to block pro-abortion measure from 2024 ballot

Oct 17, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Attorney General Ashley Moody claims the measure “does not satisfy the legal requirements for ballot placement.” Read more

U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court preview: Religious freedom cases on the docket

Oct 10, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Court watchers are keeping an eye on several cases that could have an impact on religious liberty and free speech... Read more

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Biden Justice Department asks Supreme Court to overturn restrictions on abortion pill 

Sep 12, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The Department of Justice filed the appeal on Friday to prevent limits on the abortion pill mifepristone. Read more

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Catholic bishops ask Supreme Court to uphold gun bans in domestic violence cases

Aug 23, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The Supreme Court will hear the case U.S. v. Rahimi in its upcoming session. Read more

The exterior of Georgetown University's School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Catholic higher ed still open to all, bishops say after Supreme Court blocks affirmative action

Jul 10, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

“It is our hope that our Catholic institutions of higher learning will continue to find ways to make education possible... Read more

Former U.S. postal worker Gerald Groff believes his religious freedom was violated when heh was reprimanded for refusing to work on Sundays.

U.S. bishops praise Supreme Court’s unanimous Groff v. DeJoy religious freedom decision

Jun 30, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The ruling favoring a Christian postal worker’s religious freedom rights “breathed life back” into a major civil rights law. Read more

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Catholic universities blast Supreme Court affirmative action decision

Jun 30, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities and numerous Catholic institutions of higher learning criticized the court’s ruling. Read more

Lorie Smith, owner and founder of 303 Creative, at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court sides with web designer opposed to same-sex marriage

Jun 30, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The court’s 6-3 ruling states that the First Amendment’s free speech clause protects a Colorado web designer who feared prosecution... Read more

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

Decision expected Friday in Christian wedding website designer case

Jun 29, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

303 Creative LLC v. Elenis is one of four cases the Supreme Court has yet to decide before its term... Read more

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling June 29, 2023, in favor of Gerald Groff, a Christian postal worker who says he was targeted and disciplined by his employer for refusing to work on Sundays because of his religious beliefs.

UPDATED: Supreme Court rules in favor of Christian postal worker in unanimous religious freedom decision

Jun 29, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Employers must show that the burden of granting an accommodation would result in substantial increased costs, the court said. Read more

(left to right) 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. Organized by The Stanton Public Policy Center/Purple Sash Revolution, the small group of demonstrators called on the Supreme Court to affirm Federal District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s ruling that suspends the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the abortion pill mifepristone.

Supreme Court allows full access to abortion pill

Apr 21, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The court’s 7-2 ruling blocks a lower court order that would have taken the drug mifepristone off the market. Read more

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Supreme Court extends temporary ruling lifting restrictions on abortion pill  

Apr 19, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued a ruling Wednesday extending the court’s temporary pause on all restrictions on the abortion... Read more

Former U.S. postal worker Gerald Groff believes his religious freedom was violated when he was reprimanded for refusing to work on Sundays.

Supreme Court seems open to considering more religious accommodations in the workplace

Apr 19, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed open to expanding religious rights protections in the workplace during oral arguments Tuesday... Read more

Former U.S. postal worker Gerald Groff believes his religious freedom was violated when he was reprimanded for refusing to work on Sundays.

God or your job? Supreme Court to hear case of postal worker who refused to work Sundays

Apr 12, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Gerald Groff refused to work Sundays so that he could abide by the Third Commandment, to “keep holy the sabbath... Read more

The Wisconsin State Supreme Court courtroom in the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison.

Wisconsin judicial elections could affect future of state abortion ban, pro-lifers say

Feb 20, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Wisconsin voters are set to head to the polls Feb. 21 to vote for a new state Supreme Court justice... Read more

The scene outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the court released its decision in the Dobbs abortion case on June 24, 2022. Pro-abortion demonstrators gradually made up a decided majority of the crowd as the day wore on.

Supreme Court failed to find source of leaked opinion overturning Roe v. Wade

Jan 19, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The Supreme Court announced today that it has failed to find the person responsible for the leaked draft opinion overturning... Read more

Former U.S. postal worker Gerald Groff believes his religious freedom was violated when heh was reprimanded for refusing to work on Sundays.

Supreme Court set to hear case of postal worker who refused to work Sundays

Jan 17, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Gerald Groff sued the U.S. Postal Service, arguing that he was wrongfully targeted because of his religious convictions. Read more

Lorie Smith, owner and founder of 303 Creative, at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court hears free speech case of artist who objects to same-sex weddings

Dec 5, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Lorie Smith’s case — 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis — for nearly two... Read more

Lorie Smith, owner and founder of 303 Creative.

Meet Lorie Smith, the Christian artist with a Supreme Court free speech case

Dec 2, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in her case — 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis — on Monday, Dec.... Read more