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Supreme Court blocks Trump administration’s citizenship question on the 2020 census

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court, for now, blocked the Trump administration's added citizenship question to the 2020 census, sending the case back to a...

Colorado Civil Rights Commission dismisses complaint against baker Jake Phillips

WASHINGTON — One of the commissioners of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission called Jack Phillips' religious freedom a sham, a "despicable piece of rhetoric"...

Previous court rulings may not clear path for religious symbols

WASHINGTON -- Just before the Supreme Court heard oral arguments about Maryland's Peace Cross -- which pays tribute to fallen World War I soldiers...

Supreme Court blocks death penalty case of inmate with dementia

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is sending a death-row case back to the lower courts to determine if the inmate’s dementia, brought on by...

Update: Supreme Court asked to put Louisiana abortion law on hold

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily put on hold a state law restricting Louisiana abortion providers. The law, which was set to take...

Abortion opponents vow to push forward after setback in Medicaid funding...

WASHINGTON -- Pro-life leaders said they were disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court declined Dec. 10 to hear appeals from Kansas and Louisiana on lower...

Supreme Court examines dementia, health issues in death penalty cases

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court, no stranger to death penalty cases, is looking very narrowly at two aspects of capital punishment this term:...

Social justice Catholic group’s letter objects to Kavanaugh nomination

WASHINGTON — A Sept. 4 letter signed by more than 1,500 Catholic nuns, priests and other church leaders from around the country addressed to...

At hearing, Kavanaugh highlights his Catholic Charities’ volunteer work

WASHINGTON — During the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Sept. 5, U.S. Appeals Court Judge Brett...

Newspaper has fallen on the wrong side of abortion dispute

By RICHARD DOERFLINGER The Senate debate over a new U.S. Supreme Court nomination has revived an older debate: whether that court should overrule its 1973...

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