The numbers: Capital punishment in the United States is on life support, hanging on in the 2 percent of counties that administer more than half of all executions.
The Supreme Court took on a U.S-Mexico border issue Feb. 21 when it examined if the parents of a Mexican teenager can sue the U.S. border agent who shot and killed their son.
During the oral arguments, the justices seemed divided over who was responsible for the action. Some of the justices stressed that it was a U.S. concern since the teen was shot by a U.S. agent; other justices said that since the 15-year-old died on the Mexican side of the border, the case should stay out of the U.S. courts.
Distinctly Catholic: Last week, Archbishop Charles Chaput delivered another classic culture warrior speech, and his view of the church concerns me.
Faith and Justice: The Supreme Court's proposed solution came one week after the oral argument. Oral arguments can help us understand the disputed issues.
On March 29 the justices asked lawyers on both sides to submit additional briefs on the subject within the next few weeks.
Commentary: On March 2, the most important abortion case since 1992’s Planned Parenthood v. Casey will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Listen for these five things.
In a 5-4 ruling, the court said the use of midazolam in executions does not violate the ban on "cruel and unusual punishment."
Political and religious response to the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage ran the gamut from despair and anger to outright jubilation.
The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the United States on Friday in a closely divided ruling.
"Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote.