Category Archives: Supreme Court

Reflections on Justice Scalia on the second anniversary of his passing

By Dave Andrusko Today, February 13, is the two-year anniversary of the passing of a giant of American jurisprudence, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. I’m sure each year I will be reminded of the contrast between the

The unappreciated influence of Justice Clarence Thomas

By Dave Andrusko Each day I check various “this is what happened today in history” sites. Several mentioned that it was on this day in 1993 that former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall passed away. In 1967

Illinois Pregnancy Centers File Brief as NIFLA Case Heads to Supreme Court

By Jen Taggart Twenty-three Illinois pregnancy centers officially weighed in on National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, an upcoming case before the U.S. Supreme Court, filing an amicus brief Jan. 11. In the brief,

Justice Scalia on the Constitution, abortion, and assisted suicide

By Paul Stark Editor’s note. Last night I finally had a chance to sit down and begin to read “Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived.” The Amazon blurb starts with a helpful overview:

Supreme Court will decide Jan. 5 whether to take case of pregnant undocumented teenagers’ “right” to abortion

If Justices do, a decision could come in late June By Dave Andrusko Veteran Supreme Court reporter Lyle Denniston reported today that the Supreme has decided to “move ahead on the dispute over teen abortions.” He is

Supreme Court battle still looms as Justice Department drops effort to block undocumented woman from aborting

“Jane Roe” was not a minor, birth certificate shows By Dave Andrusko Last night, after learning that an undocumented, unaccompanied girl was 19, not 17, lawyers for the Trump administration moved to dismiss an appeal to prevent

Dispute over abortion for undocumented minor reaches Supreme Court

By Dave Andrusko The dispute over whether undocumented, unaccompanied pregnant minors may abort has now reached the Supreme Court, according to POLITICO. Josh Gerstein and Renuka Rayasam reported in story updated this morning The Trump administration asked

Will They Be Free to Serve?

NIFLA vs. Becerra–a case that has nationwide ramifications By Mary McClusky I can still see the tiny pink socks. And boxes and boxes of diapers. Most of all, I remember the warmth and cheeriness of the staff

Deconstructing Justice Harry Blackmun, author of Roe v. Wade

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Beginning today, as we begin to think about the approach of the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we will run articles from the past which relate directly [or even indirectly] to

Much more behind the abortion of the undocumented teenager than we’ve been led to believe

By Dave Andrusko Hats off to Margot Cleveland, writing brilliantly today at the Federalist. “Supreme Court Throws Shade On ACLU’s Illegal Immigrant Abortion Shenanigans” is must reading, a welcome corrective to the narrative about the undocumented, unaccompanied

Free Speech for Pregnancy Centers?

The Supremes Will Decide By John Stonestreet & G. Shane Morris Another critical free speech case has made its way to the Supreme Court. I’ll explain why it matters—especially to pro-life advocates. On November 13th, the Supreme

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to California Law Violating Key Free Speech, Religious Freedom Rights

By Jay Hobbs In 2015, the state of California passed a law forcing privately funded pro-life pregnancy centers to promote taxpayer-funded abortions, threatening crippling fines for noncompliance. As of Monday morning, that edict is under review by