The Supreme Court has overruled longstanding precedents before, writes Ellen K. Boegel, but usually to end the confusion or chaos from an ‘erroneous’ decision. Will a majority describe Roe v. Wade that way?
Texas previously allowed state-employed clergy to accompany inmates into the room where they'd be executed, but its prison staff included only Christian and Muslim clerics.
In two recent actions, the U.S. Supreme Court revealed its death penalty decisions are hardly cut and dried.
Dismayed by the negative messages L.G.B.T. Catholics often face regarding their place in the church, Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon decided to take action.
The case gives the court an opportunity to clarify the test used to determine when government-sponsored religious displays violate the First Amendment.
The Supreme Court's past year will probably be remembered more for the shakeup at the bench than for specific rulings.