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Senator Mitch McConnell.

McConnell: Trump Supreme Court nominee ‘will receive a vote’

Sep 18, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday night that after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a... Read more

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Catholics respond after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Sep 18, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served on the court for more than 27 years, died of pancreatic cancer... Read more

Supreme Court could rule soon on abortion pill regulations

Sep 8, 2020

The Supreme Court could soon rule on a major abortion case, after the Trump administration appealed to maintain safety regulations... Read more

Then Vice President Joe Biden during a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, 2014.

Biden plans to end contraception exemption for Little Sisters

Jul 9, 2020

Former vice president Joe Biden pledged on Wednesday to reinstate Obama-era policies that would require the Little Sisters of the... Read more

What the Supreme Court ministerial exception ruling could mean for LGBT employment lawsuits

Jul 8, 2020

The Supreme Court’s ruling today on ministerial exception should encourage Catholic schools expecting teachers to live out Church doctrine on... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Supreme Court in March, 2016 , for the Zubik v. Burwell case.

Little Sisters have big win in Supreme Court decision

Jul 8, 2020

The Little Sisters of the Poor had a victory at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, nine years into the religious... Read more

US Supreme Court in Washington.

SCOTUS rejects cases on abortion, Catholic schools, citing recent decisions

Jul 2, 2020

After striking down Louisiana’s unsafe abortion law this week, the Supreme Court on Thursday instructed federal courts to reconsider two... Read more

US bishops ask Trump administration to reconsider federal executions

Jul 1, 2020

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has asked the Trump administration to halt several scheduled executions after the Supreme... Read more

Analysis: What’s next for the Supreme Court and abortion?

Jul 1, 2020

Monday’s ruling in June Medical Services v. Russo came as a major letdown for the pro-life movement in the U.S.,... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

Analysis: Justice Roberts has some pro-lifers rethinking strategy

Jun 29, 2020

In 2005, John Roberts’ confirmation as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court was hailed by many pro-life groups as... Read more

US Catholic bishops praise Supreme Court DACA decision

Jun 18, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference (USCCB) praised the Supreme Court on Thursday for a decision that keeps the federal Deferred... Read more

Supreme Court stays Texas execution over chaplain dispute 

Jun 17, 2020

The Supreme Court stayed the execution of a man in Texas after the state’s Department of Corrections refused to allow... Read more

US Supreme Court.

US Catholic bishops: Supreme Court has 'redefined' the meaning of 'sex'

Jun 15, 2020

The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Monday lamented the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in a case that considered... Read more

US Supreme Court.

US bishops ask Supreme Court to protect Catholic foster agency in Philadelphia

Jun 4, 2020

In a brief filed with the Supreme Court, the U.S. bishops argued that a Catholic agency should not be banned... Read more

Supreme Court of the United States.

Ahead of Pentecost, Supreme Court backs California coronavirus limits on churches

May 30, 2020

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of California’s limits on the number of people who may attend a church service,... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Supreme Court in March, 2016 , for the Zubik v. Burwell case.

'Virtual rally' and rosary will pray for Little Sisters of the Poor Supreme Court hearing

May 5, 2020

Catholics will pray the rosary online Wednesday morning as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments by telephone in the latest... Read more

Supreme Court of the United States.

With Supreme Court hearings on hiatus, Catholic groups may face wait for justice

Apr 8, 2020

By Matt Hadro

After the coronavirus pandemic forced the Supreme Court to postpone oral arguments in cases scheduled in March and April, several Catholic... Read more

Metro Bus in Washington, DC.

Supreme Court takes pass on Washington archdiocese bus case

Apr 7, 2020

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the Archdiocese of Washington’s appeal to place religious ads on public transit... Read more

US Supreme Court.

Supreme Court allows ‘public burden’ rule for migrants, but Catholic leaders object

Jan 28, 2020

A Trump administration rule defining more low-income immigrants as a public burden may go into effect, the U.S. Supreme Court... Read more

US Supreme Court.

US bishops speak up on school choice as Supreme Court hears case

Jan 22, 2020

States should not deny tax credit programs to families who choose religious private schools, said members of the U.S. Conference... Read more