Tag: Supreme Court

Supreme Court to begin new term as it ended last one: by teleconference

Supreme Court to begin new term as it ended last one: by teleconference

| Carol Zimmermann | September 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court, which begins its new term Oct. 5, will be hearing oral arguments by teleconference, just as it did at the end of the last term, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Department of Justice defends Indianapolis Archdiocese in school case

Department of Justice defends Indianapolis Archdiocese in school case

| Carol Zimmermann | September 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Justice Department, in a Sept. 8 brief, argued the archdiocese was protected by the First Amendment and by a recent Supreme Court decision to determine who can teach students at religious schools.

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Nebraska governor signs bill that bans dismemberment abortions

Nebraska governor signs bill that bans dismemberment abortions

| August 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Saying Nebraska is “a pro-life state,” Gov. Pete Ricketts Aug. 15 signed into law a ban on dismemberment abortions, which he said stops a “horrific procedure” and is “an important step to strengthen our culture of life.”

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Supreme Court declines request to stop border wall construction

Supreme Court declines request to stop border wall construction

| Carol Zimmermann | August 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a 5-4 vote July 31, the Supreme Court gave the go-ahead for construction to continue on portions of the Trump administration’s border wall with Mexico by declining to take up requests from environmental groups to stop the work.

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Supreme Court upholds Nevada limits on congregation sizes in pandemic

Supreme Court upholds Nevada limits on congregation sizes in pandemic

| Carol Zimmermann | July 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a 5-4 decision July 24, the Supreme Court upheld Nevada’s limits on congregation sizes, denying a request by a Nevada church for permission to have larger gatherings that are currently permitted in the state’s casinos, restaurants and other businesses.

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‘Sue us,’ says Philippine bishop after Duterte criticizes pastoral letter

‘Sue us,’ says Philippine bishop after Duterte criticizes pastoral letter

| July 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bishop Broderick Pabillo, apostolic administrator of Manila, defended a recent pastoral letter issued by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines criticizing the Philippines’ newly passed anti-terrorism law.

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Supreme Court allows blocked federal execution to proceed

Supreme Court allows blocked federal execution to proceed

| Carol Zimmermann | July 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a 2 a.m. decision July 14 after numerous last-minute filings, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to overturn a trial court order blocking the execution of federal death-row inmate Daniel Lewis Lee.

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U.S. bishops welcome court decision on Catholic schools

U.S. bishops welcome court decision on Catholic schools

| Carol Zimmermann | July 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Two U.S. bishops said they welcomed the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling July 8 which said California Catholic schools could not be sued for job discrimination in firing teachers. The bishops said the decision “rightly acknowledged” the limit on state authority.

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Court rules in favor of employer exemptions to contraceptive coverage

Court rules in favor of employer exemptions to contraceptive coverage

| Carol Zimmermann | July 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a 7-2 ruling July 8, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Trump administration rules that give employers more ability to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage in their health plans.

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Trump expected to refile paperwork soon in his effort to end DACA

Trump expected to refile paperwork soon in his effort to end DACA

| Carol Zimmermann | July 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump is expected to refile paperwork during the second week of July to end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, following the Supreme Court ruling that his administration went about trying to end the program the wrong way.

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Court says tax credit program can’t exclude religious schools

Court says tax credit program can’t exclude religious schools

| Carol Zimmermann | June 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court ruled that if a state offers financial assistance to private schools, it has to allow religious schools to also take part.

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