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Supreme Court Sides With Catholic Agency In LBGTQ Foster Care Case—But Avoids Major Religious Freedom Questions

Legal scholars disagree about what the scale of the decision’s impact might be. “Today’s ruling is highly significant,” said Notre Dame Law School Professor Richard Garnett in a statement, pointing out that it veered from three decades of decisions that tended to disfavor religious liberty.

USA Today

Religious freedom vs. LGBTQ rights: Supreme Court sides with Catholic foster care agency

"It is striking, and telling, that the court's more liberal justices joined the court's decision," said Richard Garnett, director of the University of Notre Dame law school program on church, state and society. "Today's ruling illustrates that respect for religious freedom should not be a partisan, or left-right issue."

Catholic News Service

Supreme Court rules in favor of Catholic agency in foster case

Richard Garnett, law school professor at the University of Notre Dame and director of the university’s Program on Church, State and Society, said the Supreme Court’s  ruling will have a significant impact.

Associated Press

Study: Half of US cosmetics contain toxic chemicals

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame tested more than 230 commonly used cosmetics and found that 56% of foundations and eye products, 48% of lip products and 47% of mascaras contained fluorine — an indicator of PFAS, so-called “forever chemicals” that are used in nonstick frying pans, rugs and countless other consumer products.