Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

Supreme Court – belief based decline of service allowed

Thursday, July 13th, 2023
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At issue in one of this year’s most highly anticipated Supreme Court cases, 303 Creative v. Elenis, was what happens when someone’s free speech or beliefs conflict with others’ rights. Specifically, 303 Creative addressed whether a Colorado anti-discrimination law can require a designer who believes marriage is only between a man and a woman to Read more

The abortion fight has never been about just Roe v. Wade

Monday, May 24th, 2021
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This week, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could result in the overruling of Roe v. Wade. The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, involves a Mississippi law that bans abortion starting at the 15th week of pregnancy. Significantly, the statute draws the line before fetal viability—the point at which Read more

Family First charity decision headed to Supreme Court

Monday, September 28th, 2020

The decision that Family First New Zealand is eligible to be registered as a charity is being taken to the Supreme Court. The Attorney-General has asked the court to hear its appeal against a Court of Appeal decision that the “family values” advocacy and education group qualifies for charitable status. Family First was among many Read more

Catholic front-runner for US Supreme Court nomination

Monday, September 21st, 2020

A Catholic mother of seven is the front-running candidate to replace US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday evening aged 87. Judge Amy Coney Barrett is reportedly the most likely presidential nominee for the role. Appointed a federal judge in 2017, Barrett was a professor at Notre Dame law school until her Read more

Church wants tax case to go to Supreme Court

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

The case against 20 clergy of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa for failing to file tax returns may be heading to the Supreme Court after a motion by the defence this week. Read more

Uganda court rules bride price refund dehumanising to women

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Uganda’s Supreme Court has ruled that men demanding a refund of the bride price after a failed marriage is dehumanising to women. Lead Justice Jotham Tumwesigye said it was “unfair” for the parents of the woman to be asked to refund the bride price after years of marriage. He said it was unlikely they would Read more

Prayer at city council meetings banned in Canada

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Canadian cities must put an end to prayers during council meetings, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. The court said such prayers go against freedom of religion and conscience, as laid out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom and the Quebec Charter. In a unanimous decision and in the name of neutrality Read more

Diverse US Catholic journals unite against death penalty

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

In a rare display of unity, liberal and conservative US Catholic publications have issued a combined editorial calling for an end to the death penalty. The editorial boards of America magazine, the National Catholic Register, the National Catholic Reporter and Our Sunday Visitor issued the statement. The editorial urges readers and “the whole US Catholic Read more

Greenpeace charity status ruling pleases Family First

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Family First is welcoming the Supreme Court’s decision overturning the deregistration of Greenpeace as a charity because of its political activity. The Charities Registration Board had sought to deregister Family First as a charity, in the wake of the recent same-sex marriage debate. Family First appealed to the High Court, but a hearing has been on Read more

This generation can turn the marriage problem around

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Marriage has been under assault for at least 40 years, but according to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, the younger generation can turn the tide — by getting married and staying married. Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco is the chairman of the US bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. As the Supreme Court on Read more