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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US Supreme Court will hear challenge to Texas abortion law

Nov 13, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court of the United States announced Friday that it will hear a challenge to Texas’ safety standards for... Read more

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Supreme Court to hear HHS mandate case for Little Sisters, other non-profits

Nov 6, 2015

The Supreme Court will hear legal challenges to the federal contraception mandate brought by numerous non-profit groups, including the Little... Read more

The March for Life passes in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 2015.

Abortion clinics in Texas ask Supreme Court to block safety standards

Sep 6, 2015

The Texas attorney general has said he will challenge abortion clinics’ appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider striking... Read more

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Last hope: Little Sisters of the Poor appeal to Supreme Court

Jul 23, 2015

After a federal appeals court ruled that the Little Sisters of the Poor must obey the federal contraception mandate, the... Read more

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Anti-Catholic history in US shows Church has survived and will continue, historian says

Jul 1, 2015

By Matt Hadro

As bishops warn of current threats to religious liberty in the United States, Catholics can take heart that such challenges... Read more

Participants walk past the Supreme Court building during the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 2015.

Supreme Court puts hold on Texas law regulating abortion clinics

Jun 30, 2015

By Matt Hadro

On Monday afternoon the Supreme Court of the United States temporarily halted Texas' regulations on abortion clinics, which were upheld... Read more

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Supreme Court protects Pennsylvania charities from HHS mandate

Jun 30, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued an order protecting a group of Pennsylvania religious institutions from being required by the... Read more

Supreme Court upholds use of controversial lethal injection drug

Jun 29, 2015

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the continued use of a drug that has been accused of causing... Read more

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US bishops encourage Catholics to maintain witness to the truth of marriage

Jun 26, 2015

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

Catholics are called to witness to the truth of marriage despite the Supreme Court of the United States recognizing a... Read more

Breaking: Supreme Court redefines marriage throughout US (Updated)

Jun 26, 2015

In a wide-reaching decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that same-sex “marriage” is a constitutional right and that states... Read more

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Congress combats targeting of traditional marriage advocates

Jun 25, 2015

A new bill protecting the religious liberty traditional marriage advocates has the support of two leading U.S. bishops. But will... Read more

Marriage supporters rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building during oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, April 28, 2015.

Don't overturn social order, faith leaders urge Supreme Court before marriage case

Jun 24, 2015

By Matt Hadro

As the Supreme Court will rule on same-sex marriage before the month’s end, over 50,000 Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, and Jewish... Read more

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Ahead of Supreme Court marriage decision, states act to protect religious freedom

Jun 16, 2015

By Matt Hadro

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to deliver a ruling that could lead to sweeping changes in the definition of... Read more

Defenders of marriage join rallies in front of SCOTUS during arguments over definition of marriage in Washington DC on April 28, 2015.

Will youth inevitably support same-sex marriage? These activists say nope

Apr 29, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Marriage defense advocates of diverse ages and backgrounds rallied outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, calling for... Read more

Supporters of marriage join protests in front of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, April 28, 2015.

Supreme Court doesn't tip hand: asks tough questions of both sides in marriage case

Apr 28, 2015

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

U.S. Supreme Court justices asked tough questions of both plaintiffs and respondents at oral arguments on Tuesday in a possibly... Read more

Wedding rings.

Scholars: No legal right to 'gay marriage' in Constitution

Apr 27, 2015

By Matt Hadro

There is no legal right to “gay marriage” in the Constitution, legal experts asserted, and the Supreme Court should not... Read more

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HHS mandate loses again: Supreme Court order protects Pennsylvania Catholic groups

Apr 18, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has continued its trend of decisions stopping enforcement of a federal contraception mandate against religious employers... Read more

Supreme Court rules in favor of pregnancy protection in the workplace

Mar 28, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

A recent ruling from the Supreme Court to clarify workplace protections for pregnant women will help remedy some of the... Read more

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Big business overreach? Corporations push Supreme Court to legalize 'gay marriage'

Mar 8, 2015

By Matt Hadro

With the Supreme Court set to rule on a potentially far-reaching marriage case this summer, several hundred corporations are pushing... Read more

Faith vs. Fashion – Muslim woman spars with Abercrombie in major court case

Feb 26, 2015

By Matt Hadro

When an employer’s hiring standards conflict with a prospective employee’s religious practice, when would the employer be guilty of discrimination... Read more