WASHINGTON (RNS) Many conservative Christians are still upset that in 2015 the Indiana governor backtracked under pressure after signing a Religious Freedom Restoration Act in his state that critics said would allow discrimination against gays.
WASHINGTON —A 4-4 split would leave in place lower-court rulings that favored the Obama administration.
(RNS) The court's ruling may define -- or redefine -- some of our culture’s most cherished ideas and principles, says a moral theologian.
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court justice's Catholicism was hailed at the liturgy, celebrated by his son, a priest, who also joked about his father's reputation as a controversial jurist.
He stood by his principles and he thought with the future in mind, says a Southern Baptist leader of the Catholic jurist.
He will lie in repose Friday at the U.S. Supreme Court before the funeral at the nation's largest Roman Catholic Church.
(RNS) The First Amendment, according to Scalia, meant that government could not establish a national church; it did not mean that government should be secular.
There are no Protestants of any stripe on the high court now. Does it matter what faith the next justice follows?
WASHINGTON -- A 4-4 split on the court would impact rulings on abortion, immigration, voting rights, the Obamacare contraception mandate and more.
WASHINGTON - With eight justices, the court risks deadlock on important issues such as abortion and immigration, not to mention affirmative action, voting rights and public employee unions.
WASHINGTON - Over nearly three decades on the high court, the conservative Catholic justice's sharp intellect and acerbic opinions made him a hero to the right and a target for the left.
(RNS) In his "sermon," the Supreme Court justice said the principle of religious neutrality has been distorted and “one of the reasons God has been good to us is that we have done him honor.”
(RNS) The Harvard professor withdrew from the 2016 race November 2, 2015
WASHINGTON (RNS) The high court will hear arguments in four cases in April, and its ruling is expected to clarify whether gay marriage becomes legal coast to coast.
(RNS) In 2012, the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the decision to hold a public high school graduation ceremony at a Wisconsin megachurch was “offensive” and “coercive.”
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