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Big business overreach? Corporations push Supreme Court to legalize 'gay marriage'

Mar 8, 2015

By Matt Hadro

With the Supreme Court set to rule on a potentially far-reaching marriage case this summer, several hundred corporations are pushing... Read more

Faith vs. Fashion – Muslim woman spars with Abercrombie in major court case

Feb 26, 2015

By Matt Hadro

When an employer’s hiring standards conflict with a prospective employee’s religious practice, when would the employer be guilty of discrimination... Read more

Beard meets religious freedom in distinctive Court decision

Jan 20, 2015

By Matt Hadro

In a rare unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a Muslim prisoner in Arkansas must be allowed... Read more

United States Supreme Court, January 12, 2015.

Which way to church? Supreme Court weighs directions for roadside signs

Jan 14, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court is scrutinizing an Arizona town’s restrictions on church signs that critics say intentionally discriminate against houses... Read more

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'Decisive' role of marriage in focus as Court declines cases

Oct 6, 2014

The Supreme Court’s decision not to review defense of marriage appeals by five states has been met with disappointment, along... Read more

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Supreme Court asked to defend Seal of Confession in La. case

Sep 6, 2014

By Matt Hadro

The Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that a diocesan... Read more

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Federal judge strikes down Colo. marriage defense amendment

Jul 24, 2014

A federal judge ruled Wednesday against Colorado’s marriage defense amendment, leading the state attorney general to say the case will... Read more

Supporters hold 'Women for Religious Freedom' signs outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. on March 25, 2014.

Wave of religious freedom rulings follows Supreme Court decision

Jul 2, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

In the days following a Supreme Court ruling upholding religious freedom in the workplace, several lower courts have issued decisions... Read more

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Supreme Court upholds religious freedom for Hobby Lobby

Jun 30, 2014

On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby and similar employers cannot be forced to comply with... Read more

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Supreme Court's abortion clinic ruling hailed as win for women

Jun 26, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

A unanimous Supreme Court decision striking down a 35-foot buffer zone around Massachusetts abortion clinics is being praised as a... Read more

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Supreme Court unanimously rejects abortion clinic buffer zones

Jun 26, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts state law that imposed a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics,... Read more

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Supreme Court upholds freedom to pray at public meetings

May 5, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on May 5 upheld the practice of voluntary prayer before public meetings by a 5-4 ruling,... Read more

Elaine Huguenin, co-owner of Elane Photography in Albuquerque, N.M. Photo courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom.

Supreme Court declines to hear religious freedom photography case

Apr 8, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to weigh in on a case involving a small Christian-owned photography business that... Read more

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Hobby Lobby draws wide breadth of support in mandate case

Jan 29, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Hundreds of individuals and groups from a broad range of religious and political backgrounds have filed briefs supporting the owners... Read more

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Supreme Court hears abortion zone case, declines 20-week ban

Jan 17, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The Supreme Court will rule this year on a case involving “buffer zones” outside abortion clinics, but it has declined... Read more

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Supreme Court case examines prayer at public meetings

Nov 7, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A case before the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the ability of a town in New York to open meetings... Read more

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Supreme Court term touches on prayer, religious liberty

Oct 15, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

The 2013-2014 Supreme Court term, which began Oct. 7, will address several prominent issues in the public square, including freedom... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone in Rome on June 28, 2013.

Marriage rulings pose obstacle to Church teaching, bishop says

Jul 3, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decisions on gay marriage will make it harder for the Church to teach Americans about... Read more

Rev. William Owens, Sr., president of the Coalition of African-American pastors.

Family advocates say marriage ruling ignores children

Jun 26, 2013

As the Supreme Court handed down its historic rulings on “gay marriage,” an array of family advocates are warning that... Read more

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Supreme Court will not hear Planned Parenthood defunding case

May 29, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

In a setback for state efforts to defund abortion providers, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear Indiana’s... Read more