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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Circuit court vacates California church closure decision

Dec 9, 2020

Following instructions by the Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday vacated a district court ruling against South Bay United... Read more

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Supreme Court declines school’s transgender bathroom case

Dec 9, 2020

The Supreme Court this week declined to hear an appeal against an Oregon school district policy allowing students to use... Read more

US Supreme Court urged to protect KY religious schools from shutdown

Dec 7, 2020

An order shuttering in-person education until Jan. 4 in Kentucky amid rising COVID-19 cases amounts to religious discrimination, the US... Read more

California State Governor Gavin Newsom.

Supreme Court vacates ruling on California church closures

Dec 3, 2020

The Supreme Court has accepted an appeal by California churches against the state’s coronavirus restrictions, sending the case back to... Read more

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Trump administration in Supreme Court over Census policy

Nov 30, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday on whether the Trump administration can exclude undocumented immigrants when apportioning congressional representatives... Read more

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Supreme Court overturns NY church restrictions, Brooklyn bishop says religion 'essential' during pandemic

Nov 26, 2020

The Supreme Court said Wednesday night that NY state restrictions on religious services during the coronavirus pandemic are a violation... Read more

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Arkansas senate passes abortion ban in new challenge to Roe

Nov 25, 2020

Arkansas lawmakers have introduced a bill to ban nearly all abortions in the state in what lawmakers hope will serve... Read more

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Religious freedom becoming 'second tier right' warns Supreme Court Justice

Nov 13, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has spoken of his concern that religious liberty is under threat in the United States.... Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. CNA file photo.

Brooklyn diocese appeals to Supreme Court over COVID church closures

Nov 13, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The Diocese of Brooklyn is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court in its case against New York’s COVID restrictions on... Read more

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Supreme Court delays decision on Mississippi abortion law, again

Nov 10, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Pro-life advocates are hopeful the Supreme Court will review an abortion law in Mississippi, even though the court once again delayed... Read more

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Supreme Court, with Barrett, hears Affordable Care Act case

Nov 10, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. How the... Read more

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Pro-life doctors ask Supreme Court to uphold Title X funding rule

Nov 10, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court should hear appeals backing HHS rules that block recipients of Title X family planning funds from... Read more

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Supreme Court hears arguments in Philadelphia adoption case

Nov 4, 2020

On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court heard arguments on a Pennsylvania adoption case, as senior U.S. bishops warned of the... Read more

US Supreme Court in Washington.

Mississippi abortion decision due as Amy Coney Barrett joins Supreme Court

Oct 27, 2020

As new Justice Amy Coney Barrett takes her seat at the Supreme Court, one of the first decisions on her... Read more

Chief Justice John G. Roberts administers the Judicial Oath to Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the Supreme Court Building. Barrett's husband Jesse holds the Bible.

Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice

Oct 26, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett took the oaths of... Read more

Judge Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Oct. 12, 2020.

Senate set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court Monday evening

Oct 26, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett is expected to be confirmed to the Supreme Court on Monday evening, after the Senate held a rare... Read more

Lynn Fitch, the Mississippi Attorney General.

Mississippi asks US Supreme Court to solve circuit court split with 15 week abortion case

Oct 23, 2020

The Mississippi Attorney General on Thursday urged the US Supreme Court to hear a case regarding the state’s ban on... Read more

Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Senate Judiciary Committee advances Amy Coney Barrett to full Senate vote

Oct 22, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to advance the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, setting... Read more

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Supreme Court takes case against 'Remain in Mexico' asylum policy

Oct 20, 2020

The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, under which some asylum applicants... Read more

Sen. Diane Feinstein and Sen. Lindsey Graham embrace after the hearings of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Oct. 15, 2020.

Abortion groups target Feinstein after Amy Coney Barrett hearings

Oct 19, 2020

Leading abortion-advocacy groups have called for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to step down as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary... Read more