Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington seen on April 5, 2017. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ellen K. BoegelMay 09, 2017
U.S. educational history is rife with examples of varying levels of government involvement with religious education in public schools.
Women religious gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on March 23, the day the high court heard oral arguments in religious groups' suit against the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate. (CNS photo/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA) 
Politics & Society News
A year after the Supreme Court returned their cases to lower courts, those fighting Obamacare's contraception requirement still do not have a direction.
In this photo taken on Jan. 26, 2016, the empty playground at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo. (Annaliese Nurnberg/Missourian via AP)
Politics & Society News
The outcome of the court case could make it easier to use state money to pay for private, religious schooling in many states.
Politics & Society Vantage Point
The EditorsApril 07, 2017
Republican senators invoking the “nuclear option” to confirm Justice Gorsuch is a new development. But contention over the court and the filibuster has a long history.
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington is seen on Jan. 31. The court sent a Texas death-row case back to lower courts on March 28, saying the inmate's intellectual disability should prevent his execution. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
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The court's 5-3 decision reversed a Texas appeals court ruling that said inmate Bobby James Moore was not intellectually disabled based on state criteria and could face execution.
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington is seen on Jan. 31. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
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Justices considered the cases of three church-affiliated nonprofit hospital systems being sued for underfunding pension plans.