Tag: U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court examines dementia, health issues in death penalty cases

Supreme Court examines dementia, health issues in death penalty cases

| Carol Zimmermann | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court, no stranger to death penalty cases, is looking very narrowly at two aspects of capital punishment this term: if an inmate with dementia should be executed if he has no memory of the crime he committed three decades ago and if a death-row prisoner with a specific health problem can be executed by a less painful manner because of his condition.

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A Catholic judge?

A Catholic judge?

| Jason Adkins | August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump has selected Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court left by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Unless something damaging emerges from his background, Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed.

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If confirmed, Kavanaugh will keep Catholic majority in Supreme Court

If confirmed, Kavanaugh will keep Catholic majority in Supreme Court

| Carol Zimmermann | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Brett Kavanaugh took to the podium July 9 at the White House after being introduced as President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, he revealed, among other things, that his Catholic faith is a big part of his life.

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Summaries of some of Judge Kavanaugh’s most notable opinions

Summaries of some of Judge Kavanaugh’s most notable opinions

| Steve Larkin | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here are summaries of some of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s most notable opinions while on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

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High court quashes ruling in case of detained teenager seeking abortion

High court quashes ruling in case of detained teenager seeking abortion

| Rhina Guidos | June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court June 4 threw out a lower court’s ruling that allowed a 17-year-old last year to obtain an abortion while she was in a detention center after an illegal border crossing.

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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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U.S. Supreme Court shows some support to Trump’s travel ban

U.S. Supreme Court shows some support to Trump’s travel ban

| Carol Zimmermann | April 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the last case before the U.S. Supreme Court this session, it seemed the majority of justices might uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from several Muslim-majority countries.

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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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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 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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