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The Cathedral Basilica of St. James in Brooklyn, NYC.

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

Arkansas Capitol Building in Little Rock, AR.

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

Samuel Alito.

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

The interior of the United States Supreme Court.

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

US Supreme Court in Washington.

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

Supreme Court.

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

Supreme Court of the United States.

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

Sign at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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

Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Poll: Catholic likely voters support Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination

Oct 19, 2020

Catholic likely voters support Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination as a Supreme Court justice by a nearly 20-point margin over those... Read more

Kentucky state capitol, Frankfort, Ky.

Appeals court upholds Kentucky abortion regulations

Oct 19, 2020

A three-judge panel on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that abortion providers can be required to have transfer... Read more

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

Barrett hearings day 4: Witnesses praise judge's 'outstanding competence'

Oct 15, 2020

By Matt Hadro

A former student and clerk of Amy Coney Barrett praised the judge’s character on Thursday, during the Senate judiciary committee’s... Read more

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

Barrett to get Senate committee vote Oct. 22

Oct 15, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on advancing Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court on October 22,... Read more

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.

Students praise Barrett’s ‘intelligence, fairness, decency, generosity, humility’

Oct 15, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Over 600 students and alumni of Notre Dame Law School have signed a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in... Read more

Judge Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Oct. 14, 2020.

Amy Coney Barrett hearings Day 3: Harris says hearings 'illegitimate,' Barrett questioned on abortion, religious liberty

Oct 14, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Wednesday called the Supreme Court confirmation process for Amy Coney Barrett “illegitimate.”  Read more

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 13, 2020.

Barrett hearings day 2: Barrett faces questions on abortion, Catholic faith, race, and religious freedom

Oct 13, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was pressed on Tuesday for her position on abortion, marriage, and health care, during... Read more