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Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, April 17, 2014. Public domain

Recalling the unlikely Ginsburg-Scalia friendship

Sep 21, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week at age 87, is remembered as a hero of the... Read more

Judge Barbara Lagoa.

Catholic judge Barbara Lagoa on the shortlist of Supreme Court nominees

Sep 21, 2020

President Donald Trump’s shortlist of potential nominees to the Supreme Court includes Justice Barbara Lagoa, a Catholic who has spoken... Read more

Supreme Court of the United States.

Supreme Court: Full docket of religious liberty cases during nomination fight

Sep 21, 2020

As the Trump Administration looks to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, the coming judicial session features a... Read more

US President Donald Trump.

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee by Saturday

Sep 21, 2020

President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he expects to name his nominee for the Supreme Court by the end... Read more

Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

'Dogma lives loudly in you' - Amy Coney Barrett's 2017 confirmation hearing

Sep 19, 2020

By Matt Hadro

During Amy Coney Barrett's 2017 judicial confirmation hearing, the judge faced hostile questions about her Catholic faith, prompting outrage and... Read more

Pro-life signs at the 2018 March for Life in Washington, DC. Jonah McKeown/CNA

Abortion key issue in Supreme Court nomination process

Sep 19, 2020

As speculation mounts over who President Donald Trump will nominate as the next Supreme Court Justice, pro-life and pro-abortion voices... Read more

Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Catholic Amy Coney Barrett front-runner as Trump signals Supreme Court nomination plans

Sep 19, 2020

President Donald Trump on Saturday signalled he would soon nominate a potential replacement to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth... Read more

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