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 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

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Texas Abortion Law: Supreme Court allows challenge to proceed, but leaves law in place

Dec 10, 2021

By Katie Yoder

In a case that hinges on enforcement rather than abortion itself, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8 to 1 on... Read more

Keara Brown, originally from Columbus, Ohio, came with her Washington, D.C. team from pro-life group Live Action. They attended the pro-life rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021.

15 photos from outside the Supreme Court during the Dobbs abortion case

Dec 2, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Here’s what it looked like outside of the Supreme Court: Read more

Pro-life advocates demonstrate in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2021. - The justices weigh whether to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks and overrule the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

Notable moments from the Supreme Court arguments over Mississippi abortion law

Dec 1, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization have concluded. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about the constitutionality... Read more

Students from Liberty University pray in front of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization abortion case on Dec. 1, 2021.

One 'core' issue may decide the Dobbs abortion case. Here's why

Dec 1, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the constitutionality of Mississippi’s 15-week state abortion ban Wednesday, a high-stakes test... Read more

Groups gathered outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec. 1, ahead of oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health.

Highlights from the Supreme Court's oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health

Dec 1, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Activists from both sides of the abortion issue gathered on Wednesday morning outside of the Supreme Court. Read more

Former US Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Nov. 30, 2021.

Mike Pence calls on Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade

Nov 30, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Former vice president Mike Pence is calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling... Read more

The lethal injection room at California's San Quentin State Prison.

US Supreme Court hears case of inmate requesting pastor at execution

Nov 9, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in the case of a man seeking to pray with his pastor... Read more

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks outside the Supreme Court following oral arguments on Nov. 1, 2021

Pro-life supporters rally for Texas law outside Supreme Court

Nov 1, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Supporters of the Texas Heartbeat Act rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court Monday while justices deliberated challenges to the state’s... Read more

Sisterhood of Saint Mary with bishops from the Anglican Church of North America's Diocese of the Living Word.

In win for Anglican nuns, Supreme Court orders new scrutiny for New York mandatory abortion coverage

Nov 1, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Foes of mandatory coverage of abortion in New York State insurance law will have another hearing after the U.S. Supreme... Read more

Pro life outreach in front of a Planned Parenthood location in San Antonio Texas in 2019.

Supreme Court hears challenges to Texas abortion ban

Nov 1, 2021

By Shannon Mullen, Katie Yoder

The U.S. Supreme Court spent nearly three hours Monday hearing arguments in a pair of cases challenging Texas’ new abortion... Read more

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Supreme Court allows Maine's bar on religious exemptions to vaccine mandate to stand

Oct 30, 2021

By Autumn Jones

The U.S. Supreme Court Friday denied an emergency request to block Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, which does... Read more

Young people hold signs opposing abortion during the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Will Roe be overturned? Here are 6 notable Supreme Court decisions that have been struck down

Oct 22, 2021

By Carl Bunderson

Interest in instances where the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned its prior decisions is heightened now because of Dobbs v.... Read more

Supporters for and against legal abortion face off during a protest outside the United States Supreme Court.

Why legal abortion is bad precedent: Roe v. Wade critics make the case to Supreme Court

Oct 22, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

As the Supreme Court considers whether to overturn its precedents mandating legal abortion nationwide, critics of legal abortion have argued... Read more

Texas state capitol building

Supreme Court to hear challenges to Texas heartbeat law

Oct 22, 2021

By Matt Hadro, Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider two legal challenges to Texas’ pro-life heartbeat law, just weeks before it... Read more

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Biden administration pushes death sentence for Boston bomber at Supreme Court  

Oct 13, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday, Oct. 13 concerning whether or not to reinstate a federal death sentence for... Read more

Matthew Kuhn, Principal Deputy Solicitor General of Kentucky (right), along with Daniel Cameron, Attorney General of Kentucky (center) and his wife Makenze (left), outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 12, 2021.

Before Supreme Court, Kentucky’s attorney general asks to intervene in defense of pro-life law

Oct 12, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The office of Kentucky’s attorney general appeared at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking to be allowed to intervene in... Read more