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Catholic bishops ask Supreme Court to uphold gun bans in domestic violence cases

Aug 23, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The Supreme Court will hear the case U.S. v. Rahimi in its upcoming session. Read more

The exterior of Georgetown University's School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Catholic higher ed still open to all, bishops say after Supreme Court blocks affirmative action

Jul 10, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

“It is our hope that our Catholic institutions of higher learning will continue to find ways to make education possible... Read more

Lorie Smith, owner and founder of 303 Creative, at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court sides with web designer opposed to same-sex marriage

Jun 30, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The court’s 6-3 ruling states that the First Amendment’s free speech clause protects a Colorado web designer who feared prosecution... Read more

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling June 29, 2023, in favor of Gerald Groff, a Christian postal worker who says he was targeted and disciplined by his employer for refusing to work on Sundays because of his religious beliefs.

UPDATED: Supreme Court rules in favor of Christian postal worker in unanimous religious freedom decision

Jun 29, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Employers must show that the burden of granting an accommodation would result in substantial increased costs, the court said. Read more

(left to right) Rev. Pat Mahoney, Peggy Nienaber of Faith and Liberty, and Mark Lee Dickson of Right to Life East Texas pray in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on April 21, 2023, in Washington, D.C. Organized by The Stanton Public Policy Center/Purple Sash Revolution, the small group of demonstrators called on the Supreme Court to affirm Federal District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s ruling that suspends the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the abortion pill mifepristone.

Supreme Court allows full access to abortion pill

Apr 21, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The court’s 7-2 ruling blocks a lower court order that would have taken the drug mifepristone off the market. Read more

Former U.S. postal worker Gerald Groff believes his religious freedom was violated when he was reprimanded for refusing to work on Sundays.

God or your job? Supreme Court to hear case of postal worker who refused to work Sundays

Apr 12, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Gerald Groff refused to work Sundays so that he could abide by the Third Commandment, to “keep holy the sabbath... Read more

The scene outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the court released its decision in the Dobbs abortion case on June 24, 2022. Pro-abortion demonstrators gradually made up a decided majority of the crowd as the day wore on.

Supreme Court failed to find source of leaked opinion overturning Roe v. Wade

Jan 19, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The Supreme Court announced today that it has failed to find the person responsible for the leaked draft opinion overturning... Read more

Former U.S. postal worker Gerald Groff believes his religious freedom was violated when heh was reprimanded for refusing to work on Sundays.

Supreme Court set to hear case of postal worker who refused to work Sundays

Jan 17, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Gerald Groff sued the U.S. Postal Service, arguing that he was wrongfully targeted because of his religious convictions. Read more

Lorie Smith, owner and founder of 303 Creative, at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court hears free speech case of artist who objects to same-sex weddings

Dec 5, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Lorie Smith’s case — 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis — for nearly two... Read more

Lorie Smith, owner and founder of 303 Creative.

Meet Lorie Smith, the Christian artist with a Supreme Court free speech case

Dec 2, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in her case — 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis — on Monday, Dec.... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito

Supreme Court Justice Alito: faith ‘should affect the way you treat people’ as a judge

Sep 28, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The author of the deciding opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade made his remarks Tuesday to law students at the... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court building

Bishop Pfeifer asks Supreme Court to recognize ‘personhood’ of the unborn

Sep 26, 2022

By Katie Yoder

In a September statement, Bishop Michael Pfeifer called on the court to recognize the personhood of the unborn under the... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas canceled plans to teach class because of post-Roe violence, not student petition

Aug 2, 2022

By Edie Heipel

A source close to Thomas told CNA the justice’s decision had nothing to do with a student-led petition calling for... Read more

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Latin American pro-life leaders celebrate overturning of Roe v. Wade

Jun 28, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

One leader said the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court will “undoubtedly have a positive impact on Latin America.” Read more

Joseph Kennedy, the ex-high school football coach at the center of the Supreme Court prayer case Kennedy v. Bremerton School District

Supreme Court sides with football coach in prayer case

Jun 27, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Joseph Kennedy lost his job for refusing to stop praying at the 50-yard line after games. Read more

Anna Lulis from Moneta, Virginia, (left) who works for the pro-life group Students for Life of America, stands beside an abortion rights demonstrator outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2022, after the court's decision in the Dobbs abortion case was announced.

Roe v. Wade overturned: The scene outside the Supreme Court

Jun 24, 2022

By Katie Yoder, Maisy Sullivan

While emotions ran high, demonstrations on Friday afternoon appeared orderly. Read more

An armored police vehicle is positioned on the plaza between the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court after the court handed down its decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Unrest after Dobbs? Here's what's happening.

Jun 24, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Police with riot gear arrived outside the Supreme Court at around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, just hours after the court... Read more

Left to right, Supreme Court associate justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Brett M. Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, and Neil M. Gorsuch.

Read about the five Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade

Jun 24, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Five conservative justices joined the majority opinion in the Dobbs abortion case. Read more

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Roe v. Wade is overturned. What happens next?

Jun 24, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Dobbs decision sends the abortion issue back to the states. Here's what you need to know. 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 the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization abortion case.

Pro-life leaders decry abortion ruling leak, hope for overturn of Roe v Wade

May 3, 2022

By Joe Bukuras, Carl Bunderson

Pro-life advocates have condemned the leak of a draft opinion in a U.S. Supreme Court case that would overturn Roe... Read more