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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

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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

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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

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207 Senators and Congressmen say Roe vs. Wade is 'unworkable'

Jan 2, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Ahead of a Supreme Court hearing, more than 200 members of Congress have signed on to support Louisiana’s abortion regulations,... Read more

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SCOTUS to hear Catholic school religious freedom cases

Dec 18, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide two religious freedom cases concerning Catholic schools during its upcoming term, the court announced... Read more

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Foes of Louisiana abortion regulation file briefs with Supreme Court

Dec 4, 2019

A Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals has drawn opposition from medical groups... Read more

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Florist appeals to Supreme Court for second time over same-sex wedding case

Sep 11, 2019

A florist in Washington state sued for declining to serve a same-sex wedding is once again appealing her case to the U.S.... Read more

What the Philadelphia foster care case could mean for the Supreme Court

Aug 1, 2019

When the U.S. Supreme Court mandated legal recognition of same-sex marriage in the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision, the majority... Read more

Sharonell Fulton has fostered more than 40 children through Catholic Social Services. Photo courtesy of Becket.

Foster moms ask Supreme Court to hear Philadelphia case

Jul 23, 2019

"As a single mom and woman of color, I've known a thing or two about discrimination over the years..." Read more

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US Supreme Court will soon decide 'Peace Cross' First Amendment case

Jun 18, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Before the month is out, the US Supreme Court is expected to issue its decision in an establishment clause case... Read more

Supreme Court upholds Indiana fetal remains rule, but stops short of major abortion ruling

May 28, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld part of an Indiana law requiring aborted babies to be cremated or buried,... Read more

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Supreme Court to hear sexual orientation, gender identity employment cases

Apr 24, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

In a decision that could have potentially far-reaching consequences, the U.S. Supreme Court has said it will hear cases involving... Read more

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Supreme Court hears petition to overturn Louisiana abortion law

Apr 18, 2019

The Center for Reproductive Rights formally presented its petition April 17, after the court granted a stay in February which... Read more

After Supreme Court ruling, Texas bans all chaplains from execution rooms

Apr 4, 2019

The state of Texas has banned all prison chaplains from its execution chamber, following a Supreme Court decision that halted... Read more

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Supreme Court rejects church funding case

Mar 4, 2019

Although all nine justices voted against hearing the case, three of the justices--Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch--issued... Read more

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Supreme Court overturns death penalty for man with intellectual disability

Feb 19, 2019

In a ruling released Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out the death penalty sentence of a Texas inmate whom... Read more

Bishops ask Supreme Court to hear case on racism in death sentencing

Feb 19, 2019

Three U.S. bishops have called on the Supreme Court to take up the case of a death row inmate in... Read more

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Supreme Court blocks law regulating Louisiana abortion doctors

Feb 7, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Supreme Court has blocked from taking effect a Louisiana law requiring abortion doctors to hold admitting privileges at hospitals... Read more

Pro-life, disability groups support Indiana abortion law at SCOTUS

Nov 30, 2018

Nineteen states and numerous pro-life and disability groups have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an Indiana law prohibiting... Read more

Cake artist Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado.

Colorado baker back in court for declining gender transition cake

Aug 15, 2018

Less than three months after winning a Supreme Court case backing his religious freedom of expression, Colorado Christian cake artist... Read more