Tag: SCOTUS

Supreme Court to take up DACA case, not abortion law, next term

Supreme Court to take up DACA case, not abortion law, next term

| Carol Zimmermann | June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

In its next term, the Supreme Court will examine if the Trump administration illegally tried to end a program that protects young adults brought to the U.S. as minors without documentation.

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‘No healing will come’ from Alabama execution, Catholic group says

‘No healing will come’ from Alabama execution, Catholic group says

| Carol Zimmermann | June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

In response to the Supreme Court’s May 30 decision to allow the execution of an Alabama death-row inmate, a Catholic group seeking to end the death penalty said in a tweet: “Our work to build a more restorative criminal justice system continues.”

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Justices lean toward including citizenship question in next census

Justices lean toward including citizenship question in next census

| Carol Zimmermann | April 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

During April 23 oral arguments before the Supreme Court, the majority of justices seemed in favor of an added question about U.S. citizenship on the 2020 census questionnaire.

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Supreme Court’s recent actions reveal its death penalty divide

Supreme Court’s recent actions reveal its death penalty divide

| Carol Zimmermann | April 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

In two recent actions, the U.S. Supreme Court revealed its death penalty decisions are hardly cut and dried.

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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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