Supreme Court

April 04, 2019
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.
Michael J. O’Loughlin April 02, 2019
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.
Ellen K. Boegel February 25, 2019
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.
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Nov. 26. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Ellen K. Boegel December 10, 2018
A recent disruption of the balance of power between a chief executive and the Fourth Estate was the Trump administration’s revocation of CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House “hard pass.” The action was met by unanimous opposition from the press.