The Judiciary

(Note to Viewers:  A successful judiciary is a just one. There are many necessary requirements for a judiciary to be just. For example, a judge should be ethical, fair, and virtuous. Another example of a necessary requirement for a Judiciary to be just, is for a judge to not legislate from the bench, but to interpret the law using the Constitution and the Natural Moral Law as a guide, when making a judicial ruling. We sadly live in a time where judges overstep their boundaries, and legislate from the bench. This section on the Judiciary will focus mostly on American judicial issues, from positive and negative perspectives. Judges and politicians listed in this section, doesn't mean an endorsement to them. LPCA is not responsible for the views expressed in the following resources. LPCA only endorses judges who have been canonized saints by the Catholic Church. Tweets, Information, and Resources are posted as a service.)

 

 

 

 

Time to Win in the Judiciary

Senators Urged to Reject Pro-Abortion Test for Judicial Nominees

Saint Ivo of Kermartin » Saints.SQPN.com

Cardinal O’Malley Welcomes Supreme Court Decision Affirming Freedom of Speech for Pro-Life Americans

Judicial Betrayal - Thomas Sowell

The Supreme Court and Religion in American Life, Vol. 1: The Odyssey of the Religion Clauses (New Forum Books)

Reading Law The Interpretation of Legal Texts

My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir

CHRISTIAN LEADERS NOT HAPPY WITH FILIBUSTER COMPROMISE

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly- the Judicial Nomination "deal"

Catholic Leader Calls Filibusters a "Witch-Hunt"

Supreme Court Hypocrisies - Victor Davis Hanson

A Vast New Federal Power - Judge Andrew Napolitano

Supreme Knight Hails Court Nominee

Catholic Chief Justice of U.S.

National Right to Life Comments on the Nomination of Elena Kagan to U.S. Supreme Court
 

Priests for Life Resources about the Judiciary

Nation under Lawyers

Why Roberts Did It - Charles Krauthammer - National Review Online

Men in Black

The Court: Dignity & Danger (CD)

Letter from Senator Rick Santorum regarding filibusters

Judicial review and executive responsibility

Judicial Activism

Electing the Court (Message from Fr. Frank Pavone-October 12, 2004)

Discussion of Coercing Virtue: Judicial activism in the U.S. ("The World Over" Air Date: 9/26/2003)

Confirming judges: The constitutional option

Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges

Catholics Need Not Apply? by Fr. Pavone (5/23/2005)

Catholic Legal Theory

Cardinal Keeler Urges Senate To Reject Pro-Abortion Test For Judicial Nominees

The Blackmun Papers (Fr. Frank Pavone's Bi-Weekly Column-5/17/2004)

Pro-Life Groups Oppose Compromise Deal on Senate Filibusters

Justice Rehnquist's Dissent by Fr. Pavone (6/20/2005)

A Legal look at the Terri Schiavo Case  ("The World Over" Air Date: 6/17/2005)

Discussion on the recent decisions handed down by the US Supreme Court regarding religious displays and private property rights  ("The World Over" Air Date: 7/1/2005)

We're Split

USCCB Head Writes President Bush On Supreme Court Vacancy

Will International Law Reign Supreme?

PRO-LIFE GRUPS BACK JOHN ROBERTS' SUPREME COURT NOMINATION

PRESIDENT BUSH SELECTS JUDGE JOHN ROBERTS FOR THE SUPREME COURT

President Announces Judge John Roberts as Supreme Court Nominee (7/19/2005)

Message from Fr. Frank Pavone on the Nomination of Judge John Roberts for the Supreme Court -- July 19, 2005

Excerpt from National Right to Life on Supreme Court  Nominee Judge John Roberts

Catholic Leader Calls for Swift and Fair Vote on Supreme Court Nominee -- July 19, 2005

Religious leaders call Roberts nomination to Supreme Court ‘an answer to prayer’

Extremism? Whose extremism?

Up or Down

The Bad Decision That Started It All

Confirm Roberts

Fr. Michael Orsi talks about Catholic Lawyers ("EWTN Live" Air Date: 7/20/2005)

President's Radio Address-Confirm Judge Roberts (7/23/2005)

The Tempting of America

In Defense of Natural Law

Judges (Fr. Frank Pavone's Bi-Weekly Column-November 8, 2004)

Partial-birth Abortion and the Courts by Fr. Pavone (12/1/2003)

Catholic, Protestant leaders to hold press conference: ‘there should be no religious litmus test for Roberts’

The Supreme Court's Penumbra of Politics

JOHN ROBERTS SHOULDN'T BE ASKED ABOUT ABORTION OR OTHER ISSUES
 

Professor Mary Ann Glendon of Harvard University School of Law talks about the Nomination of John Roberts for the US Supreme Court ("The World Over" Air Date: 8/5/2005)

Justice's nomination brings issue of Catholic faith to the forefront

Survey Shows Americans Want Conservative Supreme Court


Catholic Judges, the U.S. Constitution and Natural Law

Scalia says courts should not rule on moral issues

President's Statement on the Death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist

Rehnquist's Legacy Praised by Pro-life Leader

Fr. Frank Pavone Praises Chief Justice Rehnquist

Nuclear? No, Restoration

Up, Down or Out - by Bob Dole

The Most Important Vote by Fr. Pavone (4/18/2005)

Proclamation by the President Death of William H. Rehnquist

President Nominates Judge Roberts to be Supreme Court Chief Justice

PRO-LIFE GROUPS LAUD CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM REHNQUIST ON ABORTION

PRESIDENT BUSH NOMINATES JOHN ROBERTS AS SUPREME COURT CHIEF

CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM REHNQUIST DIES, LEAVES BEHIND PRO-LIFE LEGACY

Roberts's Résumé

Rehnquist Funeral Set for Catholic Cathedral

President Honors Memory of Chief Justice William Rehnquist

A New Supreme Court Justice Must See Harms of Relativism

Text of John Roberts' opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee (9/12/2005)

Why We Voted by Fr. Pavone (9/12/2005)

Stick by Roberts

Holy Rights

Religious Tests

Ordeal by Ideology: The Grilling of Judge Roberts

Again, It's About Abortion by Fr. Pavone (9/26/2005)


Religious groups warn senators against religious litmus test for future court nominees

President's Remarks at Swearing-In Ceremony of Chief Justice Roberts

Chief Justice's Confirmation Cheers 2 Catholic Groups

PRO-LIFE GROUPS APPLAUD SENATE VOTE TO CONFIRM JOHN ROBERTS

ZENIT - Natural Law in Our Lives, in Our Courts

Harriet who?

High Court politics

She’s no David Souter

What Might Have Been

Faith, works and Harriet Miers

Time for a Senate GOP Confirmation Philosophy

No Judicial Experience May Be Refreshing

Courting Disaster? Why Many Conservatives Think That Someone So Right Could Be So Wrong

The Nominee You Know

The Long Game

Considered, confirmed originalism is not elitism

Fr. Pavone Comments on Miers Nomination (10/3/2005)

Saving Face

PRO-LIFE GROUPS APPLAUD HARRIET MIERS SUPREME COURT WITHDRAWAL

Miers withdraws Supreme Court bid, some pro-lifers breathe sigh of relief

Two Conservatives Who Opposed Miers React to Her Withdrawal

The Miers Nomination Withdrawn: Liberals, Hold the Popcorn

No More Stealth Nominees

Harriet Miers, We Hardly Knew You...

President Nominates Judge Samuel A. Alito as Supreme Court Justice

PRO-LIFE GROUPS UNANIMOUSLY BACK SAMUEL ALITO BASED ON ABORTION

SAMUEL ALITO HAS PRO-LIFE HISTORY ON ABORTION AS APPEALS JUDGE

Fr. Pavone Urges Swift and Fair Vote on Supreme Court Nominee - Samuel A. Alito, Jr (10/31/2005)

Bush Nominates Alito for Supreme Court - Abortion Rulings on Record

Eleanor Smeal: The Supreme Court and the Rebirth of Anti-Catholicism?

Why Bush picks stealth nominees

What To Look for in Nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court?

The Right Man for the Job? The Nomination of Samuel Alito

Smiles for Scalito

President's Radio Address-Judge Sam Alito (11/5/2005)

Let the Borking Begin

More Smiles for Scalito

From Reckless to Absurd- Criteria for Judicial Nominees

Opening Statement of Nominee Samuel Alito - Jan 9, 2006

The Supreme Court and Abortion

SAMUEL ALITO SAYS ABORTION DOES NOT APPEAR IN THE CONSTITUTION

Senator in Samuel Alito Hearings Disproves Super Precedent on Abortion

Transcript: Samuel Alito Discusses Abortion With Judiciary Chairman Specter

Pro-Life Senator Notes Even Abortion Advocates Say Roe Not Settled Law

Judge Samuel J. Alito, Jr. Surely Will be Confirmed

Alito and the Catholics

President's Radio Address-Alito Confirmation (1/14/2006)

The Supreme Court and Religion in American Life  Volume I; The Odyssey of the Religion Clauses

The Supreme Court and Religion in American Life  Volume II, from Higher Law to Sectarian Scruples

Dr. James Hitchcock Talks about the Supreme Court & Samuel Alito ("The World Over" Air Date:1/13/2006)

Biden His Time

The War Room: What We Have Learned About Confirming Good Judges
 

Campaign for the Supreme Court: Prepared Remarks of Senator John Cornyn

Progressivism's Alamo

Alito 2006 hearings vs. Bork 1987 hearings

More Alito Games

President's Radio Address-Confirm Alito (1/28/2006)

The Lessons of Alito

Samuel Alito Confirmed to Supreme Court (1/2006)

Senator Byrd's Democratic Colleagues Should Follow Suit

SENATE CONFIRMS SAMUEL ALITO TO REPLACE PRO-ABROTION SUPREME COURT JUSTICE

PRO-LIFE GROUPS APPLAUD SENATE SUPPORT OF SAMUEL ALITO FOR SUPREME COURT

Pro-lifer Hopeful as Alito Joins Court

President Attends Swearing-In Ceremony for Associate Justice Samuel Alito

The Federal Judiciary: Devout Catholics Need Not Apply

Justice Scalia defies logic

Justices Told to Be Faithful to Their Roots

Partial-Birth Abortion and the Courts by Fr. Pavone (12/1/2003)

Partial-Birth Abortion and the U.S. Supreme Court, Round 2

The 'Good Judge'

Supreme Court Justice Alito: Judges Should Show Judicial Restraint

Court Documents on the Life Issues

Robert Bork and Wendy Long talk about the Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold the ban on partial-birth abortion ("The World Over" Air Date: 4/27/2007)

Gardeners of evil

The Weakest Link

Law From a Catholic Lens

Clarence Thomas My Confirmation Hearings Were Really About Abortion

Justice Antonin Scalia Reconfirms No Right to Abortion in Constitution

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Abortion Isn't Found in the Constitution

“In America, the Constitutional Restraint on Power is as Fundamental as the Exercise of Power, and Often More so”-A Speech by Senator John McCain on Judges (2008)

Scalia: Nothing qualifies judge to create abortion right

Original Intent: The Courts, the Constitution & Religion

Pro-Life Groups Oppose Sotomayor Supreme Court Pick, Call Her Judicial Activist

National Right to Life Responds to Sotomayor Nomination

Obama Nominates Judge Sotomayor to Supreme Court

Fr. Pavone on Judge Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination
Why Catholics Should Oppose Sotomayor

Fr. Pavone comments on Supreme Court vacancy (2010)

Fr. Pavone on Kagan nomination

Supreme Court Ruling on Healthcare: Our government pays no heed to the Constitution

Ann Coulter - July 20, 2005 - SOUTER IN ROBERTS' CLOTHING

Marshalling Precedent With Nod to Predecessor, Roberts Affirms Mandate The Weekly Standard

The Roberts Opinion - George Weigel - National Review Online

Why John Roberts Was Wrong About Healthcare: A Conservative Critique of The Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling

Supreme Court Decision on Marriage “A Tragic Error” Says President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Little Sisters pleased with SCOTUS ObamaCare decision - 2016

 President Donald Trump's Neil Gorsuch Nomination to the Supreme Court

SBA List Praises Judge Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court Pick


Fr. Pavone Lauds Choice of Judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

President Trump attends Swearing in Ceremony of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch April 10 2017

Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived