VICTORY IN VACCO v. QUILL

Today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Vacco v. Quill upheld the laws in New York and Washington state that make it illegal for doctors to assist in the suicide of their patients. The decision said that “the New York statutes outlawing assisted suicide neither infringe fundamental rights nor involve suspect classifications.” The... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY WILL SURVIVE COURT DECISION

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in City of Boerne v. Flores, Archbishop of San Antonio declared as unconstitutional the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The 1993 law said that any law that imposed a “substantial burden” on someone’s religious beliefs must serve a “compelling” government interest. When tested in Boerne,... [Read more...]

AID TO CHURCH SCHOOLS MAKES SENSE

Yesterday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, in Agostini v. Felton, overturned previous high court decisions that prohibited public school teachers from offering remedial work to nonpublic school students who attended “pervasively sectarian” schools. The Catholic League filed an amicus brief in Agostini supporting the restoration... [Read more...]

HATE ARTISTS HIT NEW YORK AREA ON SUNDAY

The two most notorious hate artists in the music business, Marilyn Manson and Sinead O’Connor, will appear this Sunday at Giants Stadium and Randall’s Island, respectively. Manson is featured in the “OzzFest ’97″ concert and O’Connor is part of the American Guinness Festival. Manson is best known for his music that glorifies evil.... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE ANNOUNCES WEB SITE

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is proud to announce the launching of its web site (www.catholicleague.org). Eileen Sepp, the league’s Director of Media Technology, has constructed a web site that has an extensive list of Catholic League resources. Browsers can find selections from the current issue of Catalyst, the league’s... [Read more...]