Tag: U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court decision on contraceptives called a win for religious freedom

Supreme Court decision on contraceptives called a win for religious freedom

Several organizations praised the U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld Trump administration regulations giving employers more ability to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage in their health plans.

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Loss of Catholic schools would be an ‘American tragedy,’ says archbishop

Loss of Catholic schools would be an ‘American tragedy,’ says archbishop

| June 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said June 16 that his recent virtual message to 2020 graduates — posted on YouTube and shared on social media — is “a sign of these unusual times” amid the coronavirus.

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USCCB president ‘deeply concerned’ about impact of court’s LGBT ruling

USCCB president ‘deeply concerned’ about impact of court’s LGBT ruling

| June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he is “deeply concerned” that by ruling federal law protects LGBT workers from discrimination, the U.S. Supreme Court “has effectively redefined the legal meaning of ‘sex’ in our nation’s civil rights law.”

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Divided court reexamines insurance coverage of contraceptives

Divided court reexamines insurance coverage of contraceptives

| Carol Zimmermann | May 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed divided May 6 over Trump administration rules that give employers more ability to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage in their health plans.

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Pro-lifers hopeful for outcome of court’s first abortion case in four years

Pro-lifers hopeful for outcome of court’s first abortion case in four years

| Kurt Jensen | March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Optimism among pro-lifers ran high March 3 for a successful outcome to the first abortion case heard by the Supreme Court in four years.

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In 2019, high court’s docket runs gamut of high-profile issues

In 2019, high court’s docket runs gamut of high-profile issues

| Carol Zimmermann | December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

2019 was a busy year for the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Court won’t take case on law requiring ultrasound before abortion

Court won’t take case on law requiring ultrasound before abortion

| December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court Dec. 9 declined to take up a challenge to a Kentucky ultrasound law that requires a physician or qualified technician to perform an ultrasound on a woman seeking an abortion and show the screen images to her.

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Divided Supreme Court seems unsure about DACA’s fate

Divided Supreme Court seems unsure about DACA’s fate

| Carol Zimmermann | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a high-stakes issue before the Supreme Court Nov. 12, it was not clear how the justices will ultimately resolve the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.

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Journalist talks about reconciling faith and career of covering executions

Journalist talks about reconciling faith and career of covering executions

| Jo Ann Zuniga | October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Michael Graczyk, a parishioner at a Catholic church in Montgomery County, Texas, has personally witnessed more than 400 executions of Texas inmates in death penalty cases in his career as a journalist.

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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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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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