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Feb 11, 2021 - 02:15 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court is considering the case of an Alabama death row inmate who has asked to have a Christian pastor present with him to pray in the final moments of his life.
Jan 25, 2021 - 12:55 pm .- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled favorably toward a Catholic death row inmate requesting the presence of a priest at his execution.
Jan 22, 2021 - 05:40 pm .- President Joe Biden’s statement backing legal abortion on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade drew swift reaction from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, whose pro-life chairman said the no president of the United States should ever defend denying the right to life of unborn children.
Jan 12, 2021 - 04:48 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision Tuesday reversed a federal judge’s injunction that had blocked FDA rules requiring women to obtain an abortion pill from a doctor in person.
Dec 18, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The case of Trump v. New York involved the administration’s lawful ability to exclude undocumented immigrants from the overall population of states for the apportioning of seats in Congress based on states’ population.
Dec 10, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The Governor of Colorado has asked the Supreme Court to drop a church’s lawsuit against the state after he lifted COVID-related capacity limits on churches.
Dec 9, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Following instructions by the Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday vacated a district court ruling against South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista.
Dec 9, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Supreme Court this week declined to hear an appeal against an Oregon school district policy allowing students to use the restroom and locker room corresponding to their “gender identity.” 
Dec 3, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Supreme Court has accepted an appeal by California churches against the state’s coronavirus restrictions, sending the case back to the lower courts for reconsideration in light of its opinion on the Brooklyn Diocese case.
Nov 30, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday on whether the Trump administration can exclude undocumented immigrants when apportioning congressional representatives based on a state’s population.  
Nov 26, 2020 - 01:23 pm .- The Supreme Court said Wednesday night that NY state restrictions on religious services during the coronavirus pandemic are a violation of the First Amendment’s protection of free religious exercise. After the ruling the Bishop of Brooklyn, whose diocese was a plaintiff in the suit, said that religious worship should be considered an essential during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nov 25, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Arkansas lawmakers have introduced a bill to ban nearly all abortions in the state in what lawmakers hope will serve as a new challenge to Roe v. Wade.
Nov 13, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has spoken of his concern that religious liberty is under threat in the United States. The justice spoke out on Thursday about a range of issues which, he said, were challenging basic legal freedoms in the country.
Nov 13, 2020 - 09:40 am .- The Diocese of Brooklyn is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court in its case against New York’s COVID restrictions on churches.
Nov 10, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- Pro-life advocates are hopeful the Supreme Court will review an abortion law in Mississippi, even though the court once again delayed its decision on whether to hear the case. 
Nov 10, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. How the court might decide the case was a crucial part of Democratic opposition to the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the court last month.
Nov 10, 2020 - 12:39 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court should hear appeals backing HHS rules that block recipients of Title X family planning funds from performing or making referrals for abortions, a group of pro-life obstetricians and gynecologists and a Christian medical association have said.
Nov 4, 2020 - 12:35 pm .- On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court heard arguments on a Pennsylvania adoption case, as senior U.S. bishops warned of the case's potential consequences for religious freedom and the role of Catholic welfare agencies in American public life. 
Oct 27, 2020 - 10:05 am .- As new Justice Amy Coney Barrett takes her seat at the Supreme Court, one of the first decisions on her desk will be the court’s consideration of whether to review Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban.
Oct 26, 2020 - 06:08 pm .- The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett took the oaths of office in a White House ceremony Monday evening.