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. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Justice Clarence Thomas credits Catholic nuns’ anti-racist example

Sep 18, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic nuns and his grandparents’ example helped instill in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas the belief that all people were... Read more

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Supreme Court halts execution of inmate requesting vocal prayer at his death

Sep 9, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Supreme Court late Wednesday evening halted the execution of a Texas death row inmate who had requested his pastor... Read more

President Joe Biden

Biden promises 'whole-of-government' effort to maintain abortion in Texas

Sep 2, 2021

By Matt Hadro

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a “whole-of-government” response to “ensure” abortion access in Texas, after the state’s pro-life law... Read more

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Divided Supreme Court rejects challenge of Texas pro-life law

Sep 2, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A divided Supreme Court late Wednesday evening declined a petition to block Texas’ ‘heartbeat’ law, allowing the law to stand... Read more

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‘We are actively helping women’: Pro-life groups pledge action as Texas’ 'heartbeat' law goes into effect  

Sep 1, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life groups on Wednesday said they were ready to assist women facing unexpected pregnancies, as Texas’ pro-life “heartbeat” law went... Read more

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As Supreme Court strikes down eviction moratorium, Catholic Charities urges aid for renters

Aug 27, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The Supreme Court struck down a nationwide moratorium on evictions late Thursday. Housing advocates are urging that congressional aid for... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court building

More than 75 briefs filed supporting Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban at Supreme Court   

Aug 3, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

More than 75 amicus briefs have been filed at the Supreme Court supporting Mississippi’s ban on most elective abortions after... Read more

Mississippi AG asks Supreme Court to overturn abortion rulings 

Jul 23, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to overturn two of its landmark rulings on abortion,... Read more

Federal LGBT employment guidance ‘an outrageous overreach’ one lawyer says

Jul 8, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Recent federal LGBT nondiscrimination guidance for employers goes far beyond the law, one legal and religious freedom expert told CNA. Read more

Former abortion clinic at 72 Ransom Avenue in Grand Rapids, Michigan, turned into headquarters of the pro-life organization LIFE International.

Pro-life leaders: Movement must be ready if Roe is overturned

Jul 6, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

If the Supreme Court sends the question of legal abortion back to the states, pro-life groups must be prepared to... Read more

US Supreme Court rules against California's nonprofit donor disclosure rule

Jul 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that California violated the First Amendment by requiring charitable organizations operating in the state... Read more

Organizers and a limited number of participants march in the 48th annual March for Life in Washington D.C. on Jan. 29, 2021.

Poll suggests nearly two-thirds of Americans believe abortion should be illegal after first trimester

Jun 28, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A new poll suggests that a majority of Americans believe that abortion should be illegal in most or all cases... Read more

Religious freedom advocates express optimism after Fulton decision 

Jun 28, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Religious freedom advocates on Monday applauded a recent Supreme Court decision, arguing it heralds a positive outlook for religious freedom... Read more

Members of the migrant caravan take temporary shelter in a stadium in Mexico City on their way to the United States border, Nov. 8, 2018.

After ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy is dismissed, USCCB urges acceptance of migrants

Jun 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Thursday emphasized the need to welcome immigrants after the Supreme Court resolved a challenge to... Read more

Supreme Court again upholds Affordable Care Act

Jun 17, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Supreme Court once again upheld the Affordable Care Act, in a 7-2 ruling against the latest challenge to the... Read more

Supreme Court sides unanimously with Catholic Social Services in religious freedom case

Jun 17, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

The Supreme Court on Thursday decided unanimously in favor of Catholic Social Services in its lawsuit against the city of... Read more

Daniel Cameron, Attorney General of Kentucky. Credit: Kentucky Office of the Attorney General.

Kentucky attorney general argues he can defend pro-life law in court

Jun 16, 2021

Kentucky’s Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a brief on Monday in support of his ability to defend his state’s law... Read more

CNA

Democratic Senators warn of court-packing if Roe is altered by Supreme Court

May 24, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Democratic senators have argued that overturning or otherwise limiting Roe v. Wade would pave the way to change the size... Read more

CNA

After Supreme Court takes up abortion case, White House signals support for Roe v. Wade

May 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

The White House on Monday made statements in favor of legal abortion and the Equality Act. Read more

Catholic dioceses appeal to Supreme Court for protection against New York’s abortion coverage mandate

Apr 27, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The dioceses of Albany and Ogdensburg and other Catholic and Christian ministries last week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to... Read more