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In addition to Colorado and Maine, officials in at least 10 other states may soon try to disqualify Mr. Trump, seen here speaking in front of a row of American flags. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Politics & SocietyExplainer
John Davenport
Colorado and Maine have forced the U.S. Supreme Court to make a quick decision on whether Donald J. Trump can be removed from the ballot for having encouraged an ”insurrection.”
A group of students of different races wearing scrubs and white jackets and taking notes while sitting at classroom desks
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Stephen P. Lucke
The Supreme Court has limited the consideration of race in admissions, but Catholic schools may still pursue diversity by selecting students likely to advance social justice after they graduate.
Politics & SocietyOf Many Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
Whatever the court decides, Mr. Trump’s brazen refusal to accept the will of the voters or constitutional limits on presidential power still needs to be confronted and rejected.
Politics & SocietyNews
Kate Scanlon - OSV News
The president of the March for Life said in the group “is encouraged by the 5th Circuit’s acknowledgment of the FDA’s reckless decision to lift critical safeguards related to the administration of powerful drugs used in chemical abortion.”
Lorie Smith, a Christian graphic artist and website designer in Colorado, speaks to supporters outside the Supreme Court on Dec. 5, 2022, after having her case heard by the court. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
William Dailey, C.S.C.
In two recent cases, the Supreme Court seemed to protect religious belief, but in saying that a website developer cannot be compelled to endorse same-sex marriage, it relied on free speech principles.
The torso of a man pulling a silver-and-black handgun from under his jacket, on a city street with several pedestrians visible behind him.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Firmin DeBrabander
The Supreme Court has thrown out even widely accepted and eminently sensible restrictions on guns. It is time for the U.S. bishops to call out the lawmakers and judges who enable our culture of violence.