National and local groups are marking the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Furman v. Georgia, which started a nationwide moratorium on executions with demonstrations and fasts.
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The U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers, required doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals.
The U.S. Supreme Court in orders issued May 23 remanded two Catholic entities' legal challenges to the federal contraceptive mandate back to the lower courts.
The seven cases consolidated in Zubik v. Burwell will return to the appeals level with time to "resolve any outstanding issues between them," the justices said.
The U.S. Supreme Court May 16 sent the Zubik v. Burwell case, which challenges the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive requirement for employers, back to the lower courts.
The religious nonprofits challenging their participation in the contraceptive mandate under the ACA agreed with a U.S. Supreme Court proposal to provide coverage under an alternative plan.
Commentary: The Supreme Court case about the application of the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate could impact religious liberty law far beyond the case itself.
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, the outspoken leader of the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc, was found dead at a Texas ranch Saturday morning.
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Florida's death penalty process is unconstitutional, an abolition coalition continues informing Floridians about the state's capital punishment practices.
Unanswered questions remain about the legal implications of June's Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling, but analysts agree religious institutions face big challenges in the months and years to come.