Expert Says Supreme Court Leaked Draft ‘Astonishing and Appalling’

Sherif Girgis said he felt “kind of a gut punch” after the draft of a Supreme Court majority decision was leaked late on May 2. The former law clerk at the nation’s high court couldn’t believe what he called an “astonishing and appalling” move by the leaker.

Court Nominee Responds to Questions About Law, Faith and Abortion

The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson began with introductory remarks March 21 followed by 13 hours of questioning the next day about her role as a judge and a public defender and her views on abortion, critical race theory and her own faith.

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Supreme Court Sends Texas Abortion Case to Federal Appeals Court

Less than a week after the Supreme Court ruled that the Texas abortion law could stay in place, the court sent back a lawsuit against the state’s abortion law to a federal appeals court, not to the District Court judge who had tried to block the law.

Federal Judge Blocks Texas Heartbeat Act

The pro-life law known as the Texas Heartbeat Act lost a preliminary court battle on Oct. 6 as a federal judge blocked the law while broader legal challenges are underway.

Over 500,000 People Sign Petition Urging Court to Overturn Roe Decision

After a prayer rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Oct. 4, Students for Life of America and the Justice Foundation released the “Moral Outcry Petition,” a call for the court to overturn its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide.

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Indiana University’s Vaccine Mandate

The Supreme Court announced Aug. 12 that it will not hear an appeal from a group of students at Indiana University who are opposed to the university’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The students’ challenge was directed to Amy Coney Barrett, the justice who receives emergency petitions from that region of the country.