A number of questions from the justices focused on the principle of stare decisis, a Latin phrase roughly meaning “to stand by things that have been decided,” and understood to mean that the court generally stands by its own precedent.
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Arguing her case before the Supreme Court, Julie Rikelman, representing the abortion clinic challenging the Mississippi law, framed adoption as a burdensome and unrealistic option — but Justice Barrett offered another perspective
Perhaps those who would best preserve our religious freedom are those who are most complete in their daily practice of religion, including judges such as Amy Coney Barrett
In the cases of California v. Texas and Texas v. California, the court will consider whether the law should be struck down if its “individual mandate” was effectively nullified by Congress in 2017.
For Jesse and Amy Barrett, the Sacred Scriptures are the center of their lives, their marriage, their family, their careers, their decisions and their service.
Analysts discuss the potential ramifications if Joe Biden is elected and subsequently moves to expand the number of Supreme Court justices in order to advance left-wing political agendas.
The Catholics on the nation’s highest court include Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.
Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans hailed Barrett, a Louisiana native, as “One of our own” on Monday evening saying, “We pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to lead her and guide her in her service to our country.”
Mississippi’s law allows for abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy only when the mother’s life or major bodily function is endangered, or when the baby has a severe abnormality and would not be able to survive outside the womb at full term.