Tag: Supreme Court

Despite hearing’s drama, some say Kavanaugh won’t make major changes

WASHINGTON | The four days of Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh were as heated as the unusually high temperatures in Washington during this first week of September. A lot of the passion against the federal judge centered on concern that if Kavanaugh gets a seat on the Supreme Court, he… Read more »

Cardinal calls all to pray Supreme Court will move to protect life in law

WASHINGTON | New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called July 19 for a national prayer campaign effort that “the change in the U.S. Supreme Court will move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life.” “As… Read more »

If confirmed, Kavanaugh will keep Catholic majority in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON | 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. He spoke about coaching his daughter’s CYO basketball team, serving the homeless with a… Read more »

High court quashes ruling in case of detained teenager seeking abortion

WASHINGTON | 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. If the Supreme Court had not acted, the lower court’s ruling could have set a precedent that would have… Read more »

High court rules in favor of baker in same-sex wedding cake case

WASHINGTON | In a 7-2 decision June 4, the Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker in a case that put anti-discrimination laws up against freedom of speech and freedom of religious expression. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the majority, said the Colorado Civil Rights Commission had violated the Constitution’s protection of religious freedom… Read more »

Citing ‘capricious’ decision, judge says DACA applications may continue

WASHINGTON | 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. The Trump… Read more »

Supreme Court blocks Trump administration’s effort to end DACA in March

WASHINGTON | The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a blow to the Trump administration’s effort to end a program in March that protects young adults brought to the U.S. without legal permission as minors. On Feb. 26, the court declined to hear and rule on whether the administration has the right to shut down the… Read more »