End the Morally and Constitutionally Indefensible: Roe Must Go

End the Morally and Constitutionally Indefensible: Roe Must Go

First Things—Lynn Fitch, the attorney general of Mississippi, faces the most consequential litigation decision of the last 50 years: whether to ask the Supreme Court to reverse Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that created a right to elective abortion, striking down abortion prohibitions that had long been in place in the states. She should…

A Real-Life St. Thomas More: Kentucky Attorney General Asks Supreme Court to Support Ban on Dismemberment Abortions

A Real-Life St. Thomas More: Kentucky Attorney General Asks Supreme Court to Support Ban on Dismemberment Abortions

Kentucky District Attorney General Daniel Cameron is one example among many outstanding lawyers tucked away in towns and states nationwide, and some in other countries, who are standing in the footsteps of the great Saint Thomas More, former Chancellor of England under King Henry VII. These are lawyers in a position of influence and are…

Finally! Lifesite News Reports Fr. George Rutler cleared of all False Accusations by NY District Attorney

Finally! Lifesite News Reports Fr. George Rutler cleared of all False Accusations by NY District Attorney

Lifesite News—A New York District Attorney (D.A.) has thrown out allegations of assault against well-known priest Fr. George Rutler. LifeSiteNews learned this morning [May 28, 2021] that the D.A. had found the accusations of a female security guard against Rutler to be “baseless.” This news has been confirmed by New York parishioner Jonah Bergman, who…

2nd Circuit Ends 21 Years of Discrimination: VT can’t exclude students at religious high schools from tuition program

2nd Circuit Ends 21 Years of Discrimination: VT can’t exclude students at religious high schools from tuition program

Vermont maintains a Town Tuition Program, which provides educational vouchers for students who live in the towns that lack public schools. Students at public and secular private schools are eligible, and so are home-schooled students, but students at religious private high schools are excluded. In a ruling Wednesday (June 2, 2021),  the U.S. Court of…

$2 Million Religious Liberty Settlement Triumphs Over California Governor’s COVID Prompted Overreach

$2 Million Religious Liberty Settlement Triumphs Over California Governor’s COVID Prompted Overreach

Attorneys with the Thomas More Society recently secured settlements in two major religious liberty cases: South Bay United Pentecostal Church, et al. v. Newsom, et al. and Father Trevor Burfitt v. Newsom, et al. The State of California agreed to pay $2,150,000 in “prevailing party” attorneys’ fees to settle both cases ($1,600,000 in South Bay…

States Continue ‘Unprecedented’ Surge of Pro-life Bills, take a look:

States Continue ‘Unprecedented’ Surge of Pro-life Bills, take a look:

CNA—A multitude of pro-life bills passed through state legislatures last week, creating new protections for the unborn around the country. The enactment of pro-life bills is the continuation of efforts at the state level to put restrictions in place on abortion. According to a report published April 30 by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, 536 pro-life…

Oklahoma Gov Kevin Stitt Signs Bill Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heart Begins Beating

LifeSiteNews—Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt today signed a bill into law that that would ban abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. Last Tuesday, the state Senate passed the heartbeat bill and two other pro-life measures and today Stitt signed them into law. “I’m keeping my promise to sign all pro-life legislation. We now have…

Christian college sues over Biden administration rule opening dorms, showers to opposite sex

Christian college sues over Biden administration rule opening dorms, showers to opposite sex

CNA—A Christian college in Missouri sued the Biden administration last week over an order requiring single-sex dorms or bathrooms to be available to members of the opposite biological sex. The College of the Ozarks, a Christian liberal arts college, claimed that an executive order from President Joe Biden would require the college to violate its…

Judge Rules Texas Can Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

Judge Rules Texas Can Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

A state judge has ruled Texas can defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Siding with state officials, a judge in Travis County declined Planned Parenthood’s bid to block state officials from removing the abortion company from the state Medicaid program. State District Judge Lora Livingston said Planned Parenthood did not prove its contention that state…

Irish Supreme Court: Hospital may withhold treatment of child against parents’ wishes

Irish Supreme Court: Hospital may withhold treatment of child against parents’ wishes

CNA—The Supreme Court of Ireland ruled Friday that a hospital may withhold medical treatment contrary to the wishes of the parents of a child with severe injuries. “The withholding of treatment to a child does not necessarily require parental consent to be lawful if it based on a properly made decision as to the best…

Victory for Religious Freedom in New York

Victory for Religious Freedom in New York

(January 8, 2021 – New York, New York) Religious freedom received validation this week from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in the case of two Catholic priests, two Catholic school students, and four Orthodox Jewish individuals who are suing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Thomas More Society attorneys are representing…

Justice Alito is right: The pandemic brought an assault on our basic rights

Justice Alito is right: The pandemic brought an assault on our basic rights

New York Post—The usual mainstream-media suspects wasted no time in blasting as inappropriate Samuel Alito’s address last week to the Federalist ­Society. Which is another way of saying they didn’t like what he had to say. The Supreme Court justice warned that “religious liberty is fast becoming a disfavored right,” that freedom of speech is…

Supreme Court, with Barrett, hears Affordable Care Act case

Supreme Court, with Barrett, hears Affordable Care Act case

CNA—The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. How the court might decide the case was a crucial part of Democratic opposition to the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the court last month. In the cases of California v. Texas and Texas v. California,…

Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett as U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett as U.S. Supreme Court Justice

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Who is Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett?

Who is Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett?

CNA—Following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18, speculation on who President Donald Trump will nominate to replace the Justice has focused on Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who currently serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.    Who is Amy Coney Barrett? Barrett first…

Covington Catholic Student Settles Defamation Lawsuit with Washington Post

Covington Catholic Student Settles Defamation Lawsuit with Washington Post

National Review—Nicholas Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School student who sued major news outlets in the aftermath of their coverage of a controversial interaction he and several of his classmates had with a Native American activist, said Friday that he has settled his libel lawsuit against the Washington Post. “On 2/19/19, I filed $250M defamation…

CARES Act § 2204: An Incentive for Charitable Donations

CARES Act § 2204: An Incentive for Charitable Donations

A Quick Summary of what this article covers includes the following: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act offers religious nonprofits a valuable tool in this time of crisis: increased tax incentives for donors making charitable contributions. CARES § 2204 temporarily modifies the federal tax code to create an above-the-line deduction in 2020…

Highlights of SBA’s Updated FAQs on the Paycheck Protection Loans

Highlights of SBA’s Updated FAQs on the Paycheck Protection Loans

On April 8, 2020 (and again on April 13 and 14, 2020), the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued new “Frequently Asked Questions” providing clarifications regarding various aspects of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans established through sections 1102 and 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act). The…

Known Unknowns: Faith-Based Organizations and the CARES Act Loan Programs

Known Unknowns: Faith-Based Organizations and the CARES Act Loan Programs

April 2, 2020-See byline details at end of article—Bottom Line: The CARES Act contains two loan programs which could potentially impact faith-based organizations. As of this writing, there are significant unanswered questions about the impact acceptance of these funds would have on a recipient’s ability to pursue its mission and maintain its religious identity. We are…