The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged U.S. senators July 6 not to support using the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion as a litmus test for confirming judicial nominees.
Two Notre Dame lawyers describe Kennedy as a jurist who consistently ruled in favor of personal liberty and free speech.
Another Supreme Court nominee by President Trump could tilt the balance against the 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
The Supreme Court says a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion probably violates the Constitution. The 5-4 ruling Tuesday also casts doubts on similar laws in Hawaii and Illinois.