Tag: SCOTUS

Supreme Court still has big decisions to deliver before term ends

Supreme Court still has big decisions to deliver before term ends

| Carol Zimmermann | May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the Supreme Court prepares to wrap up its current term by the end of June, Catholic Church leaders are among those paying attention to how the court will rule on a handful of the nearly 30 decisions it has left to announce.

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Supreme Court rejects challenge to Arkansas abortion law

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Arkansas abortion law

| Carol Zimmermann | May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court’s decision May 29 not to hear a case against an Arkansas abortion law, thus letting the state’s restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs stand, will have broad impact, say those on both sides of the issue.

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Citing ‘capricious’ decision, judge says DACA applications may continue

Citing ‘capricious’ decision, judge says DACA applications may continue

| April 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic groups hailed an April 24 decision by a federal judge that said a program that benefits young adults who came into the country without legal permission as minors can still accept new and renewed applications and must maintain protections that prevent those who are enrolled in it from being deported.

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Supreme Court says government can detain some immigrants indefinitely

Supreme Court says government can detain some immigrants indefinitely

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Feb. 27 that some immigrants detained by the government can be held indefinitely.

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High court hears case that could erode union rights that USCCB backs

High court hears case that could erode union rights that USCCB backs

| Mark Pattison | February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court heard a case Feb. 26 that could erode the rights of labor unions at government workplaces.

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Court seems divided in cake case examining religious rights, expression

Court seems divided in cake case examining religious rights, expression

| Carol Zimmermann | December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court seemed equally divided in the long-anticipated oral arguments Dec. 5 about the baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs.

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Court allows travel ban to be implemented as legal challenges continue

Court allows travel ban to be implemented as legal challenges continue

| December 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

The U.S. Supreme Court said Dec. 4 that President Donald Trump’s travel ban restricting entry into the United States by nationals from some countries can be fully implemented while legal challenges to the ban work their way through the lower courts.

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Supreme Court to hear case on free speech and crisis pregnancy centers

Supreme Court to hear case on free speech and crisis pregnancy centers

| Carol Zimmermann | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court has decided to hear a case examining freedom of speech at crisis pregnancy centers.

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Supreme Court lets ruling stand preventing Ten Commandments display

Supreme Court lets ruling stand preventing Ten Commandments display

| October 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal about an order to remove a Ten Commandments display outside City Hall in Bloomfield, New Mexico.

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Supreme Court cancels travel ban hearing as new restrictions announced

Supreme Court cancels travel ban hearing as new restrictions announced

| Rhina Guidos | September 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

The U.S. Supreme Court Sept. 25 canceled an upcoming hearing on the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s travel ban after government officials unveiled the night before a new expanded version of the travel prohibitions.

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Justice Department backs baker who didn’t make cake for same-sex couple

Justice Department backs baker who didn’t make cake for same-sex couple

| September 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

A Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake to celebrate the wedding of a same-sex couple has gained an ally in the U.S. Justice Department.

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Supreme Court blocks lower court’s ruling that lifted Trump travel ban

Supreme Court blocks lower court’s ruling that lifted Trump travel ban

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked part of a lower court ruling that would have allowed certain refugees into the country even though they had been banned by a presidential executive order.

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