Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Supreme Court’

28 years later, NOW v. Scheidler court case is over; pro-lifers vindicated

by Ben Johnson Updated on April 30 at 12:09 p.m. EST to include comments from Tom Brejcha and Joe Scheidler.  CHICAGO, April 29, 2014 ( – After 28 years in the courts and three hearings before the U.S. Supreme Court, the neverending legal saga of NOW v. Scheidler has come to an end. The…

Susan B. Anthony Draws Support From Justices in First Amendment Case

By JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND | WASHINGTON — When is it permissible to challenge laws that restrict campaign rhetoric and attack ads?

On April 22, that was the narrow legal issue before the U.S. Supreme Court when it heard oral arguments in Susan B….

The Supreme distraction: Justice Sotomayer misses the point of the Hobby Lobby case

by Brian Fisher April 7, 2014 ( – This week features a landmark U.S. Supreme Court hearing that will have dramatic ramifications on religious liberty and the very fabric of the Constitution. The core components of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius center on Obamacare…

Why Hobby Lobby’s HHS Lawsuit Matters

By THE EDITORS | In 2012, when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its unanimous ruling in a landmark First Amendment case, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, Chief Justice John Roberts traced religious liberty to the…

Supreme Court Could Decide Another Landmark Marriage Case by 2015

WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last June, legal scholars expected no further ruling from the justices on this issue for some years.

Yet now, i…

Little Sisters Continue Legal Fight Against HHS Mandate

WASHINGTON — Granted a reprieve by the U.S. Supreme Court from having to pay “ruinous” fines, the Little Sisters of the Poor are continuing their fight against the federal government’s contraceptive mandate.

Bishops’ Conference Files Amicus Brief With Hobby Lobby

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops today filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the plaintiffs in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. In both cases, family-owned businesses are challenging the legality of the U.S. Department o…

EWTN ‘Hopeful’ After Supreme Court Ruling on Little Sisters


IRONDALE, Ala. — News that the U.S. Supreme Court has granted an exemption from the contraception mandate to the Little Sisters of the Poor is a hopeful sign for other cases challenging the mandate, EWTN…

Supreme Court Injunction Protects Little Sisters

WASHINGTON — A new injunction from the U.S. Supreme Court will protect the Little Sisters of the Poor from the demands of the contraception mandate while the group’s case works its way through the cour…

Defending the Indefensible

      My old legal ethics (Yeah, I know, attorneys are taught ethics?) professor, Ron Rotunda, has a fascinating opinion piece in the Chicago Tribune recalling a time in 1994 when he was in a small group that heard the late Justice Harry Blackmun defend his decision in Roe v. Wade:     Blackmun said Justice […]

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