Supreme Court

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that Marquette University shouldn’t have fired a conservative professor over his blog post that criticized a student instructor he believed shut down discussion about opposition to gay marriage.
Big cases this year involved the president's travel ban, a same-sex wedding cake, gerrymandering, sports betting, cellphone tracking, union dues and pro-life pregnancy centers.
In this March 23, 2015, file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy testifies before a House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Kevin Clarke June 28, 2018
Two Notre Dame lawyers describe Kennedy as a jurist who consistently ruled in favor of personal liberty and free speech.
President Donald Trump speaks to the media on June 27 regarding the announcement that Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will retire at the end of July. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Another Supreme Court nominee by President Trump could tilt the balance against the 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
Abuturab Hashi, a Somali native, at right, was among the protesters of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Trump administration's travel ban outside the Federal Courthouse in Minneapolis on June 26. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)
Thomas C. Berg June 28, 2018
The Supreme Court ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case was correct, but the Trump travel ban showed even more bigotry toward religious belief.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, June 27.
Kennedy is one of five Catholic justices on the Supreme Court.