(RNS) — Historically, it has taken a while for Catholics and Jews to earn seats on the top court, which used to be composed entirely of Protestants.
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(RNS) — The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would drive the ideology of the Catholics on the court further to the right and exacerbate the already heightened angst about the institution’s ever more conservative Catholic majority.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — As debates over faith and culture continue, secularists worry Kavanaugh could be a 'disaster' for the principle of church-state separation, while some conservatives think he will be a staunch defender of religious liberties.
(RNS) — President Trump has nominated U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be his Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, setting the stage for a heated confirmation battle that will likely focus on his views regarding...
(RNS) — President Trump has announced Brett Kavanaugh, 53, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit as his Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement late last month.
(RNS) — The four possible Supreme Court nominees widely considered to be front-runners for Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat are Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman. Here's what they have said and done with regard...
(RNS) — Charismatic Catholics have developed a network of prayer groups, retreats, conferences and covenant communities. Judge Amy Coney Barrett belongs to one named 'People of Praise.'
(RNS) — Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement has ignited widespread speculation about the future of Roe v. Wade. Roughly two generations after the landmark decision on abortion, how would overturning Roe change women's lives?
(RNS) — The language of 'travel ban' is neither neutral nor objective. When journalists repeat this language, they become complicit in amplifying Trump’s propaganda and in inscribing anti-Muslim prejudice into federal immigration policy.
(RNS) — The high court’s ruling Tuesday is not surprising. When it comes to welcoming people to America, the court almost never acts for the rights promised in the U.S. Constitution without first denying them.
(AP) — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy say Wednesday he is retiring, giving President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — In a 5-4 decision, the high court has upheld the president’s temporary ban on refugees and immigrants from a group of primarily Muslim-majority countries, ruling that it is within the executive branch’s power to 'suspend entry of...
WASHINGTON (USA Today) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a major blow to a California law requiring anti-abortion pregnancy centers to inform women about publicly funded abortion and contraception services.
(The Conversation) — This latest Supreme Court case coincides with a resurgence of interest among a new generation of scholars and activists who are learning about and reviving indigenous food systems.
(RNS) — For culture warriors on both ends of the spectrum.