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.

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.