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.
Federal Judge Sides With Catholic School Over Guidance Counselor’s Firing
A federal judge sided with an Indianapolis archdiocesan high school and the Indianapolis Archdiocese in a lawsuit filed against them by a former guidance counselor whose contract was not renewed because of her same-sex marriage.
Supreme Court to Hear Cases Emerging From Trump’s Immigration Policies
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear cases stemming from President Donald Trump’s immigration policies related to financing border wall construction and the requirement that asylum-seekers remain in Mexico until their claims are processed.
Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Highlight Health Care, Religion
The Oct. 12 start of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett had two distinct focuses. Democratic senators homed in on concern that Barrett’s confirmation would lead to a vote to potentially overturn the Affordable Care Act when the legislation comes before the nation’s high court in November.
Supreme Court’s New Term Is Busy on Many Levels
Although the Supreme Court began its new term Oct. 5, it is hardly business as usual since the court only has eight members on the bench and it is continuing to hear oral arguments by teleconference due to heath concerns.
Catholic Amy Coney Barrett Selected to Fill Ginsburg’s Seat on the Supreme Court
President Donald Trump will officially announce Saturday he has selected Judge Amy Coney Barret to succeed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Supreme Court to Begin New Term as It Ended Last One: by Teleconference
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.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Remembered as ‘Jurist of Historic Stature’
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18 at age 87, has been described in countless tributes as a cultural icon and a giant despite her small size.