Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Ominous signs: religious liberty and our Catholic identity

“Secularizing trends, including the expropriation of Church goods and the elimination of privileges, frequently lead to “a profound liberation of the Church from forms of worldliness.” – Benedict XVI in Freiburg, Germany.
For years I have been harping on … Continue reading

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Chilling: SCOTUS hears case touching on right of Churches to self-determination, “ministerial exception”, discrimination

From CWN:
In argument before the Supreme Court on an anti-discrimination case, the solicitor general—representing the Obama administration—said that the government would uphold the right of the Catholic Church to preserve an all-male priesthood, [NB:] but only “because the balance of … Continue reading

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TOWNHALL: Will Obama Destroy Franciscan University of Steubenville?

This is an excellent piece from Townhall.
Will Obama Destroy Franciscan University of Steubenville?
Ken Blackwell
Columnist, Townhall.com
Daniel Webster was the most famous lawyer of his day. In 1819, the “Godlike Daniel” stood before the U.S. Supreme Court and argued passionately … Continue reading

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NCFishwrap getting it wrong about abortion and capital punishment.

Over at the National catholic Fishwrap, Jamie Manson has flung herself headlong into another error.
I won’t torment you with a fisking of the whole article.  Suffice it to say that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is said to have defended, … Continue reading

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The slippery slope: from decriminalization to social acceptance

From First Things:
The Present State of Our Polygamous Future
Jul 20, 2011
Joe Carter
In an interview on the science in science fiction, novelist William Gibson noted, “[T]he future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.” What Gibson meant was that … Continue reading

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Students ordered not to pray near Supreme Court

From FoxNews:
Students Ordered to Stop Praying Outside Supreme Court Building
By Todd Starnes
Published July 15, 2010
A group of Christian students was ordered to stop praying outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on May 5 because a court police officer told them … Continue reading

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SCOTUS scourings

The other day I posted this:
Supreme Court about priests as Vatican employees – sky not yet falling
Now, via Fr. Finigan, I found an entry on Religion Law Blog about the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court about priests as Vatican employees – sky not yet falling

My email inbox suggests to me that there is a lot of anxiety out there about recent news that the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) turned down an appeal by the Holy See against a lower court ruling that U.S. Catholic … Continue reading

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Clinton Era Memo Betrays Kagan’s Extremist Pro-Abortion Thinking

From Operation Rescue with my edits:
Clinton Era Memo Betrays Kagan’s Extremist Pro-Abortion Thinking
Written by Operation RescuePosted June 30, 2010
Commentary by Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, Operation Rescue
Washington, DC – Earlier this week, the Clinton Library released a number … Continue reading

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Rabbi’s reaction to SCOTUS nominee Kagan

From CNA about POTUS’s SCOTUS’s nominee:
Rabbis say Kagan not a ‘kosher’ Supreme Court nominee
Alexandria, Va., Jun 27, 2010 / 06:13 pm (CNA).-
According to the National Rabbinical Alliance and its more than 850 Orthodox Jewish members, Supreme Court nominee Elena … Continue reading

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