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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

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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

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is seen prior to President Biden giving his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, March 1, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Roe v. Wade: Chief Justice Roberts orders investigation into source of 'egregious' leak

May 3, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. called the leak of a preliminary draft opinion in a pivotal abortion case a... 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.

Pro-life leaders, hopes raised, react cautiously to leaked abortion decision draft

May 2, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Pro-life leaders had mixed reactions Monday night to the news of a purported U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion signaling that... Read more

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

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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

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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

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

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