Tag: SCOTUS

Supreme Court throws out inmate’s death sentence due to mental disability

Supreme Court throws out inmate’s death sentence due to mental disability

| Carol Zimmermann | February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

For the second time in his case, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed an inmate’s death penalty sentence because of his intellectual disability.

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High court won’t hear states’ appeals over defunding Planned Parenthood

High court won’t hear states’ appeals over defunding Planned Parenthood

| December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pro-life leaders said they were disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court declined Dec. 10 to hear appeals from Kansas and Louisiana on lower court rulings that have stopped the states from blocking Medicaid funds going to Planned Parenthood.

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Pennsylvania order asks Supreme Court to uphold its religious rights

Pennsylvania order asks Supreme Court to uphold its religious rights

| Dennis Sadowski | October 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether their religious freedom rights were violated by the construction and pending use of a natural gas pipeline through its land.

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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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At hearing, Kavanaugh highlights his Catholic Charities’ volunteer work

At hearing, Kavanaugh highlights his Catholic Charities’ volunteer work

| Kelly Sankowski | September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

During the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Sept. 5, U.S. Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh said his experience serving the homeless with Catholic Charities and tutoring at Washington Jesuit Academy has influenced him as a judge because of the importance of “standing in the shoes of others.”

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Social justice Catholic group’s letter objects to Kavanaugh nomination

Social justice Catholic group’s letter objects to Kavanaugh nomination

| Rhina Guidos | September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Sept. 4 letter signed by more than 1,500 Catholic nuns, priests and other Church leaders from around the country addressed to U.S. senators voiced concerns about Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a fellow Catholic, as he faced confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in early September that may result in a seat for him on the Supreme Court of the United States.

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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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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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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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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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