‘Attacking the very foundations’ of church-state separation, SCOTUS delivers ‘seismic shock’ ruling on religious schools

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a ruling civil liberties advocates warned could make taxpayers “underwrite religious education”—opening a massive crack in the bedrock principle of church and state separation.

The decision in the case, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, was 5-4, with the court’s conservatives in the majority.

SCOTUS overturns restrictive Louisiana abortion law

WASHINGTON — On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that that could have forced almost all abortion providers to close.

Politico reported that Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the four liberal justices in finding that the Louisiana law requiring providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals was an undue burden for patients seeking an abortion.