Supreme Court

Gay Marriage Supporters Plan To Flood Supreme Court With A Friendly Push


Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court is going to hear from a lot of people on same-sex marriage.

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Talk Jewish At G.A. Opening


Oxon Hill, Md. – U.S. Supreme Court justices Stephen Breyer and Elana Kagan talked about their Jewish identities at the opening plenary of the 2014 General Assembly conference of the Jewish Federations of North America.

Jewish Groups File Brief In Supreme Court Headscarf Appeal


Two Jewish groups joined a brief on behalf of a Muslim woman whose right to wear a headscarf in a retail job is under consideration by the Supreme Court.

The court on Oct. 2 agreed to hear the case, Politico reported.

Orthodox, Reform Groups Differ On Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Call


Washington — Reform and Orthodox Jewish groups had opposite takes on the Supreme Court decision not to hear gay marriage cases, effectively extending the right to a majority of the states.

Detention Facility For African Migrants Ordered Shut


Jerusalem — Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the state to close the Holot detention center for African migrants.

Five Takeaways From The Hobby Lobby Case


WASHINGTON Five things to know about one of the most anticipated Supreme Court decisions of the year:1. Corporations can’t pray, but they do have religious rights.

Private Businesses Need Not Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Rules


Washington — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that a privately held business may refuse to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives to employees.

Israel’s Supreme Court Voids Rabbinical Court Ruling Requiring Bris


JERUSALEM — Israel’s Supreme Court nullified a rabbinical court ruling that required a mother to circumcise her son.

Public Prayer Ruling ‘Could Have Been Far Worse’

Jewish orgs ‘disappointed’ with Supreme Court ruling but say its language warns against ‘exclusively Christian’ prayer.

Staff Writer

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday that upholds the right of a town in Western New York to begin its public meetings with prayers that are usually Christian is a blow to Jewish or other non-Christian interests, but “could have been far worse,” said a legal expert who works for the American Jewish Committee.

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