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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Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) meets with Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on Capitol Hill March 31, 2022 in Washington, DC. Judge Jackson continues to meet with Senate members on Capitol Hill ahead of her confirmation vote.

Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings: 5 takeaways before the Senate vote

Apr 3, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Here's what Catholics need to know before the Senate votes on President Joe Biden's Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Read more

Eleanor McCullen testifies during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, March 24, 2022.

Pro-life sidewalk counselor testifies at Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings

Mar 25, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A pro-life sidewalk counselor expressed concern before members of the Senate Thursday that Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson has... Read more

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Condemned man wins case seeking pastor’s touch and prayer during execution

Mar 24, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of an inmate who requested that his pastor pray aloud and “lay hands” on... Read more

Senator Lindsey Graham speaks at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 2015.

‘When does life begin?’: Senators press Ketanji Brown Jackson on abortion

Mar 23, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Senators are continuing to press Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on the abortion issue during her confirmation hearings with... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 22, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Ketanji Brown Jackson calls Roe 'settled law' on 'terminating pregnancy'

Mar 22, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson called Roe v. Wade — the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide... Read more

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies on her nomination to become an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on March 22, 2022.

Here's how Ketanji Brown Jackson defended her record for sentencing child porn offenders

Mar 22, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson began the second day of her confirmation hearings by responding to claims that she... Read more

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies on her nomination to become an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on March 22, 2022.

‘Could you fairly judge a Catholic?’: Sen. Graham presses Ketanji Brown Jackson on Christian faith

Mar 22, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday pressed Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on the importance of her Christian faith, asking... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn-in during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden's pick to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court, will begin four days of nomination hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings: Senators signal abortion, religious liberty concerns

Mar 21, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Twenty-two senators delivered opening statements on the first day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, where... Read more

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Supreme Court reinstates death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber

Mar 4, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

In a 6-3 decision, with Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor dissenting, the court found that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev... Read more

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, with President Joe Biden, speaks after she was nominated for Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, DC, February 25, 2022.

7 things to know about Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

Feb 25, 2022

By Katie Yoder

President Joe Biden nominated federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Friday.  Read more

Ketanji Brown Jackson, nominated to be a US Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on pending judicial nominations on Capitol Hill in Washington,DC on April 28, 2021.

Biden announces Supreme Court pick: Ketanji Brown Jackson

Feb 25, 2022

By Katie Yoder

President Joe Biden has chosen federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his first nominee to the Supreme Court. Read more

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Medical workers ask Supreme Court to block NY vaccine mandate lacking religious exemption

Feb 15, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

A group of healthcare workers once again petitioned the Supreme Court on Monday to block New York’s coronavirus vaccine mandate... Read more

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

White House Press Secretary dodges question: Must Supreme Court nominee be 'pro-abortion'?

Feb 2, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The White House refused to say whether or not President Joe Biden’s pick for the next Supreme Court justice must... Read more

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announces his retirement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington, DC, Jan. 27, 2022.

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer formally announces retirement

Jan 27, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer formally announced his upcoming retirement from the Supreme Court on Thursday, one day after his... Read more

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer speaks at Brookings, Jan. 21, 2016.

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer reportedly to retire

Jan 26, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will be retiring from the court, NBC News reported on Wednesday, Jan. 26. The network... Read more

Thousands of pro-life advocates gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, 2021, in conjunction with oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.

US Supreme Court allows Texas abortion law challenge to stay with state's top court

Jan 21, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to send a legal challenge against a Texas abortion law back to a... Read more

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Supreme Court hears Boston free speech case involving Christian organization

Jan 19, 2022

By Kate Olivera

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case involving the city of Boston’s refusal to raise a... Read more

President Joe Biden announces the vaccine mandate at the White House on Sept. 9, 2021

Supreme Court halts Biden vaccine-or-test policy for businesses, allows mandate for health care workers

Jan 13, 2022

By Shannon Mullen, Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court has blocked President Joe Biden's sweeping vaccine-or-test mandate for private sector businesses, while allowing a new federal... Read more

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Conservative Supreme Court justices question basis for Biden COVID-19 vaccine policies

Jan 7, 2022

By Katie Yoder, Shannon Mullen

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to weigh in on the legality of President Joe Biden's COVID-19 mandates for businesses... Read more

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Gorsuch cites religious liberty as Supreme Court allows New York vaccine mandate

Dec 14, 2021

By Katie Yoder

In a decision that drew a sharply worded dissent by Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday... Read more