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From readers — August 9, 2018

From readers — August 9, 2018

| August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Death penalty teaching
Do Catholic justices matter?
Will the abusers pay?

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Trump picks Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Nominee

Trump picks Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Nominee

| Carol Zimmermann | July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump announced July 9 that his nominee for the Supreme Court is Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington and a Catholic who once clerked for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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Trump has chance to reshape high court in choosing successor to Kennedy

Trump has chance to reshape high court in choosing successor to Kennedy

| Steve Larkin | July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Six judges’ names that have appeared on many of the reported shortlists include two Catholics: Brett Kavanaugh, of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and Amy Coney Barrett, of the 7th Circuit.

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Another busy year ends for Supreme Court with all eyes on next term

Another busy year ends for Supreme Court with all eyes on next term

| Carol Zimmermann | July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Big cases this year involved the president’s travel ban, a same-sex wedding cake, gerrymandering, sports betting, cellphone tracking, union dues and pro-life pregnancy centers.

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Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court

Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced June 27, the last day of the Supreme Court’s current term, that he is retiring July 31.

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High court rules against unions in dues case; USCCB had backed labor

High court rules against unions in dues case; USCCB had backed labor

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

By a 5-4 majority, the Supreme Court declared June 27 that one of its rulings from 1977 was “wrongly decided” and overruled it, in a case on whether public-sector unions could continue to make nonmembers pay fair-share fees not related to the unions’ lobbying and political efforts.

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Court says requirements on pregnancy centers violate free speech

Court says requirements on pregnancy centers violate free speech

| June 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 June 26 that a California law that placed requirements on crisis pregnancy centers that oppose abortion violated the First Amendment.

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Court upholds Trump’s travel ban, says directive within president’s scope

Court upholds Trump’s travel ban, says directive within president’s scope

| June 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a 5-4 decision June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people entering the U.S. from some Muslim-majority countries, saying the president’s action was within his power.

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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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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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