The Supreme Court oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency

Christians of a traditionalist bent believed that liberals not only reduce their deeply held beliefs to bigotry, but want to run them out of their jobs, close down their stores and undermine their institutions

The following comes from a December 7 Washington Post opinion piece by David Bernstein: The presidential election was so close that many factors were “but-for” causes of Donald Trump’s victory. One that’s been mostly overlooked is Trump’s surprising success with religious voters. According to exit polls, Trump received 81 percent of the white evangelical Christian vote, and … [Read more...]

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One of these 21 men and women will be Trump’s first Supreme Court pick

During a recent interview with Sean Hannity, Trump announced he’s narrowed his original list of 21 people to “probably three or four"

The following comes from a December 1 Daily Signal article by Fred Lucas: President-elect Donald Trump is that rare president who will nominate a Supreme Court justice almost immediately after taking office. Trump is expected to act quickly to fill the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February. During a Thursday interview with Sean Hannity, Trump announced he’s … [Read more...]

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Divided Supreme Court hears Little Sisters’ case

After Scalia's death, case for religious freedom heard before 8-justice Supreme Court

The following comes from a March 23 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: The case Zubik v. Burwell is a combination of seven cases before the Supreme Court against the “accommodation” offered to religious non-profits by the Obama administration regarding its federal contraception mandate. Plaintiffs include the Little Sisters of the Poor, the Archdiocese of … [Read more...]

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Holy Week and the Supreme Court

Archbishop Gomez explains why the upcoming Zubik v. Burwell case is so important

The following comes from a March 18 Angelus article by Archbishop José H. Gomez: We are preparing to enter into the most sacred days in the Church’s calendar — Holy Week, the week of our salvation. It is interesting that on Wednesday of Holy Week, March 23, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a critical case concerning religious liberty. In a way it is … [Read more...]

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Scalia’s death and Thomas Aquinas College

College leaders worry change to high court could affect their chances on pending case

The following comes from a February 16 Ventura County Star article by Tom Kisken: As Michael McLean rehashed for the umpteenth time blurred scenarios created by Justice Antonin Scalia's sudden death Saturday, one thing was clear. Leaders of Thomas Aquinas College near Santa Paula were depending on Scalia's vote in their Supreme Court battle involving birth control and … [Read more...]

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EWTN loses in appeals court

Network disappointed but hopeful after latest HHS mandate ruling

The following comes from a February 18 Catholic News Agency article: In a 2-1 decision delivered February 18, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled against the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in its challenge to the federal contraception mandate. “We are disappointed in the Court’s refusal to protect our religious freedom,” EWTN chairman and CEO Michael … [Read more...]

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Justice Scalia’s great heart

May God rest his soul

The following comes from a February 13 Foundation for Economic Education article by Jeffrey Tucker: Some of Justice Antonin Scalia’s decisions I agreed with and some I disagreed with. But I’ve never once doubted the sincerity of his beliefs. Now that he is gone from this earth, I can tell a story I’ve held inside for many years, a scene that touched me deeply and … [Read more...]

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