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Roe not a ‘super precedent’ that can’t be overturned, Coney Barrett says

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The Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion is not a “super precedent” that’ can’t be overturned, Amy Coney Barrett said during Senate confirmation hearings. Barrett made the comments to Democrat Sen. Amy ...

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Supreme Court unanimously strikes down efforts to ditch witnesses on absentee ballots

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The U.S. Supreme Court this week blocked attempts in South Carolina to do away with witnesses for absentee ballots. The nation’s highest court blocked a lower federal judge’s injunction that eliminated South Carolina’s ...

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Michigan Supreme Court strikes down Governor’s ‘unconstitutional’ lockdown

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In a ruling that could set a precedent for other states, the Supreme Court in Michigan has dealt a blow to the states Democrat governor and “emergency powers” law restricting businesses, churches ...

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Limits on gatherings in Pennsylvania again lose in court

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Pennsylvania’s governor has suffered another embarrassing defeat after a judge on Tuesday prevented him from reimposing limits on gatherings. The judge said limits were arbitrary and not based on science. Stickman, a ...

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Supreme Court OK’s taxpayer credits for religious schools

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Montana’s decision to exclude religious schools from a state scholarship program funded by tax credits violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The decision was a huge win ...

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Supreme Court ruling a big defeat for open border proponents

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Open border proponents were given a setback this morning as the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government may deport illegal aliens quickly and with only limited judicial review. The ruling also ...

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Supreme Court rejects California church’s appeal challenging restrictions

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Are churches entertainment venues? A divided Supreme Court late Friday implied so in rejecting an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state restrictions on attendance at worship services. Over the ...

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Federal judge blocks Gov. Kelly’s limits on church gatherings

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A federal court in Kansas issued a temporary restraining order Saturday against Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order limiting church gatherings to 10 people due to COVID-19. This is the latest move in a saga that ...

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Mexican family loses Supreme Court case over damages in border death

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The Obama and Trump administrations both agreed that a U.S. border agent should not be held liable for the death of a young Mexican killed along the border. The Supreme Court also agreed ...

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Supreme Court rules in favor of Trump administration ‘public charge’ rule

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The Supreme Court has voted to allow the Trump administration to enforce its “public charge” immigration rule in Illinois after previously allowing the rule to be enforced in other parts of the country. The public charge rule, which ...

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Supreme Court upholds major pro-life law

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In another win for the nation’s pro-life movement, the U.S. Supreme Court today refused to review a case on a Kentucky law that requires doctors to show and describe ultrasound images to a patient ...

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Clinton judge blocks wall funding but some liberal experts say Trump’s ’emergency’ was legal

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A federal judge appointed by Bill Clinton is trying to stop the construction of the new wall along the border with Mexico. U.S. District Judge David Briones, offices in Texas, has ruled ...

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Missouri Supreme Court takes up voter I.D. and sworn statements

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Should voters without proper identification be asked to make sworn statements that they are who they say they are before being handed a ballot at the polls? Missouri’s Supreme Court will soon ...

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Court: Artists can’t be forced to make LGBT wedding invitations

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The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Sept. 16 that the city of Phoenix can’t use a criminal law to compel two artists to produce custom wedding invitations for LGBT couples because that would force them ...

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Judge rules 9/11 watch list violates rights of potential terrorists

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A federal judge has ruled in favor of potential American terrorists saying the terrorism watch list violates their constitutional rights. The system to track those who concern law enforcement agencies was created ...

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Court rules atheists can be banned from legislative opening prayer

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A federal appeals court has ruled that a Pennsylvania House of Representative’s policy banning atheists from offering the legislative “opening prayer” does not violate the Constitution. A number of atheists and agnostics ...

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News Briefs: Japan and US trade deal; Religious freedom win; China wants to talk; US economy still strong

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News briefs for today. Trump judge rules in favor of Christian videographers A Christian couple who refused to video a same-sex wedding have won their court case, possibly setting another precedent for ...

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Trump judge rules in favor of Christian videographers

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A Christian couple who refused to video a same-sex wedding have won their court case, possibly setting another precedent for the nation. With the ruling the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals halted ...

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Katy Perry loses lawsuit brought by Christian rapper

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Pop artist Katy Perry is being ordered to pay nearly $3 million in damages after a jury found that her hit song “Dark Horse” illegally copied Christian rapper Marcus Gray’s 2009 song ...

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Supreme Court sides with Trump on Pentagon funding border wall

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In a major defeat for Democrats blocking construction of a border wall, the Supreme Court on Friday sided with the Trump administration’s attempts to use Pentagon funding. The Supreme Court said it ...

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Judge upholds Trump alternative to ObamaCare

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The Trump administration is celebrating another legal victory after a federal judge upheld the administration’s expansion of cheaper short-term health insurance plans as an alternative to ObamaCare. Two years after its inception, ...

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Public cross gets favorable ruling from Supreme Court

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In what is becoming a string of victories for free speech rights involving a public cross, the U.S. Supreme Court issued yet another ruling in favor of a cross memorial. The ruling ...

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Liberal court unanimously rules on pro-life side

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A surprise ruling from the nation’s most liberal federal appeals court was delivered today in favor of a Trump administration pro-life policy. The Protect Life Rule stops clinics from receiving federal funding ...

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Supreme Court rules cross on public land OK

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In another win for the participation of faith in the public domain, the United States Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a 40-foot tall cross erected on public property. Justices wrote ...

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Supreme Court sides with Christian bakers

A Supreme Court decision is being called a win for religious freedom over the case of Christian bakers in Oregon. As Metro Voice has reported for years about the Kleins, two Oregon bakers ...

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