The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is calling yesterday’s decision by the Supreme Court striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act and refusing to rule on the merits of a challenge to California’s Proposition 8 a “tragic day for marriage and our nation.”
Court watchers are busy parsing every word spoken by U.S. Supreme Court justices this week as they reacted to oral arguments in two same-sex marriage cases that could change the way America defines marriage in the near future.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Friday that will hear both a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and a suit challenging California’s statewide ban on same-sex marriage.
The fight over President Obama’s health care law may be coming back to the Supreme Court as the Justices suggest they may be interested in revisiting a case that will raise many of the same challenges that came before the Court this past spring.
Depending on how the Supreme Court rules later this week on the constitutionality of the individual mandate, nearly a million jobs at the nation’s Catholic hospitals could be affected.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
In what many consider to be a risky political move, lawyers for the Obama Administration have officially petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review a case challenging the constitutionality of portions of the president’s health care reform law, which means a decision could come in the middle of the 2012 presidential election.