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 strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations

Jun 27, 2016

On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law regulating the safety of abortion clinics, saying in a... Read more

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Divided Supreme Court deals a setback to immigration advocates

Jun 23, 2016

By Matt Hadro

A divided Supreme Court allowed a hold on the Obama administration’s immigration policy to continue, disappointing Catholic advocates of immigration... Read more

Florida Department of Corrections execution chamber.

Death penalty under fire as Supreme Court takes disabled man case

Jun 8, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review the death sentence of a man whom lawyers claim is intellectually disabled,... Read more

Supreme Court sends more mandate cases back to lower circuits

May 24, 2016

After sending the Little Sisters’ HHS mandate case back to the circuit courts on May 16, the Supreme Court voided... Read more


Both sides claimed victory in the Little Sisters' case. So now what?

May 18, 2016

By Matt Hadro

While both sides say they are happy with the Supreme Court decision on the Little Sisters’ case, the long-term outcome... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor at the Denver, Colorado house.

Breaking: Supreme Court sends Little Sisters' case back to lower court

May 16, 2016

By Matt Hadro

In a unanimous May 16 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has sent back to the lower courts a challenge to... Read more

At the Supreme Court, Catholic bishops speak up for a Lutheran playground

Apr 27, 2016

The denial of a playground resurfacing grant to a Lutheran school empowers religious discrimination, not constitutional principles, the U.S. Catholic... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor outside SCOTUS after oral arguments for their case against the HHS Mandate.

Americans agree: Obama administration unfair to Little Sisters of the Poor

Apr 19, 2016

A new survey says most Americans think the Obama administration’s federal contraception mandate is unfair to the Little Sisters of... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Supreme Court where oral arguments were heard on March 23, 2016 in the Zubik v. Burwell case.

Little Sisters lay out alternatives to HHS mandate before Supreme Court

Apr 13, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Asked whether there are ways for the government to provide contraceptive coverage that do not require them to violate their... Read more

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A hopeful sign? New development in the Little Sisters' court case

Mar 29, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for parties in the Little Sisters’ case to submit alternative means, if possible, of... Read more

Sisters outside the Supreme Court, March 23, 2016.

Let them serve: Hundreds outside court back Little Sisters

Mar 23, 2016

Hundreds of people – many of them women – joined religious sisters outside of the Supreme Court on Wednesday chanting... Read more

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Divided Supreme Court hears Little Sisters’ case

Mar 23, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious charities should be free to carry out their ministries without having... Read more

Anti-abortion advocates stand outside of the Supreme Court, March 2, 2016 in Washington, DC during abortion arguments.

Divided bench, emotional victims – Supreme Court hears Texas abortion case

Mar 2, 2016

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

As the Supreme Court heard arguments about a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to meet higher medical standards, advocates outside... Read more

Pallbearers with the late SC Justice Antonin Scalia at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, February 20, 2016.

How Catholics remembered Justice Scalia at his funeral Mass

Feb 22, 2016

By Matt Hadro

At a funeral Mass on Saturday, Catholics recalled the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as a man of deep... Read more

A resident and a sister arrange flowers at the Little Sisters of the Poor's Mullen Home in Denver, CO in this undated file photo.

Visa, Chevron, and Pepsi are exempt from the HHS mandate – but the Little Sisters aren't

Feb 18, 2016

By Matt Hadro

While Catholic nuns are required to obey health care regulations that they say violate the teachings of their faith, large... Read more

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

For Antonin Scalia, faith and work did not conflict

Feb 15, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was a man of deep Catholic faith who saw his work through the... Read more

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Catholics to Supreme Court: Don't compromise women's safety to protect abortion

Feb 3, 2016

If abortion clinics fail to meet established safety standards, the solution is not to lower those standards, said Catholic leaders... Read more

Supreme letdown for North Dakota pro-lifers as Court won't hear state's law

Jan 26, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court of the United States on Monday declined to hear a case that overturned North Dakota’s limits on... Read more

Abp. Jose Gomez at the Pontifical North American College on May 2 2015.

As Supreme Court takes up immigration case, LA archbishop weighs in

Jan 19, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on an immigration enforcement case will affect many immigrants in the U.S., and the Los... Read more

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The 'tyranny of uniformity': will the US have a diverse public square in the future?

Nov 19, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The case of the Little Sisters of the Poor before the Supreme Court may determine if the United States will... Read more