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High Court Supports Mojave Cross in Calif.

Date: 04/28/2010

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Wednesday that a lower court went too far in ordering the removal of a congressionally endorsed war memorial cross from its longtime home atop a remote outcropping in California. Signaling support for keeping the cross, the justices ordered the federal court in California to look again at Congress' plan to transfer a patch of federal land beneath it into privat ...

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US Court Splits on Campus Christian Argument

Date: 04/19/2010

WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday seemed to split sharply on whether a law school can deny recognition to a Christian student group because it will not let gays join, a case that could determine whether college nondiscrimination policies trump the rights of private organizations to determine who can - and cannot - belong to their ranks. In arguments tinged with questions of relig ...

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The year of the Catholic?

Date: 11/05/2009

Tuesday's election, by at least one tally, appears to continue an interesting  trend: The past 12 months have been noteworthy for the number of Roman Catholics elected or appointed to top political posts, and yesterday's election results kept the streak going. The winners of the two biggest races, gubernatorial contests in Virginia and New Jersey, are Catholic Republicans who a ...

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Alito on the Catholic court: "One of those questions that does not die"

Date: 10/20/2009

At least one member of the country's highest court is a little miffed at all the attention being paid to the court's Catholic majority. From the AP : U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito voiced frustration Tuesday over what he called persistent questions about the court's Roman Catholic majority. Alito aired the topic in a speech to an Italian-American law group in Philadelphia. ...

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At the "Red Mass," a plea for the unborn

Date: 10/04/2009

The annual "Red Mass" took place in Washington Sunday -- and some big names were in the pews. From the AP :  An American cardinal on Sunday issued a plea for the rights of the unborn at a church service that included Vice President Joe Biden, six members of the Supreme Court and hundreds of members of the legal community. Five of the six Roman Catholics on the high ...

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