Human rights and religious freedom groups are urging Indonesia's government to rid the country of its controversial blasphemy law, which was recently upheld by one of its highest courts.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in a case pitting a public law school's non-discrimination policy against a Christian student group's belief-based requisites.
The Constitutional Court of Indonesia upheld the country's Blasphemy Law on Monday, arguing that the decades-old law is still needed to maintain public order among religious groups.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a case pitting a public law school's non-discrimination policy against a Christian student group's faith-based requisite.
President Obama said Friday that he will move quickly to name a nominee for Supreme Court justice following John Paul Steven's retirement announcement earlier that day.
Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens sent a letter to the White House on Friday, notifying the president of his retirement from the Supreme Court.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty have officially proclaimed April 2010 as Abortion Recovery Awareness Month in their respective states to raise awareness of traumatic effects and lasting ramifications of abortion.
An interdenominational coalition of clergy in Houston is pressing its mayor to rescind the executive orders she issued recently that added sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in Houston.
The man who murdered prominent abortionist George Tiller said Thursday that the decision to do so was the "most agonizing and most stressful" he's ever had to make.
An Illinois county judge has dismissed a challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union against the constitutionality of the state's yet-enforced parental notification law but kept the legislation on hold pending appeal.
A Catholic man engaged in a divorce and custody dispute with his estranged Jewish wife will not be allowed to take his three-year-old daughter to a church service on Easter Sunday as the couple awaits a decision from a county judge on their case.
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from anti-abortion protesters who challenged a Massachusetts law that created a protest-free zone around the entrances and driveways of clinics.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito voiced his dissent Monday after his colleagues refused to hear an appeal from a former high school senior who was prevented from playing an instrumental version of "Ave Maria" at her graduation.
Gay couples who sued New Jersey for the right to marry are setting the stage for another court battle two months after the state Senate turned down a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.
The pro-life American majority, and hundreds of thousands of unborn children, are counting on the remaining self-labeled "pro-life" Democrats to hold firm for Sunday's historic House vote on health care, said the head of a leading anti-abortion group Saturday.
A newly released report revealing the first reduction in state prison populations in 38 years was hailed as a big win Thursday by the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families.
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the court's senior justice in age and in tenure, intends to decide in about a month whether he will go on for another year or retire at the end of this term.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to take up the case of a privately-funded Ten Commandments display that sits on the lawn of a county courthouse in Oklahoma.
A settlement agreement struck at the last minute has given the green light for a 77-foot cross to go up on a hilltop overlooking Interstate 10 in Kerrville, Texas, near San Antonio.
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a Texas mother's petition to review a decision the declared her former lesbian partner a legal parent of her daughter under California law.
A family court judge in Vermont has issued a warrant for the arrest of a Virginia woman who disappeared with her daughter after being ordered to turn her over to her former lesbian partner.
A Christian legal group and a coalition of traditional marriage advocates have appealed last week's decision by the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics to refuse to place the marriage issue before voters.
A California youth pastor who was arrested for violating a shopping mall's ban on controversial conversations with strangers has brought his case up to the California Court of Appeal for consideration and is now awaiting a response.
Two days after "outing" the federal judge who will be ruling on California's key gay marriage case, San Francisco's largest newspaper emphasized Tuesday that Vaughn Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has a "proven record of impartiality."
Gay rights group Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii Foundation are planning to take legal action against the state of Hawaii after the State House of Representatives declined to vote last week on legislation to legalize civil unions in the Aloha State.