Rick Garnett

Rick Garnett

Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Law
Concurrent Professor of Political Science

Notre Dame Law School

3164 Eck Hall of Law


  • Death penalty
  • Free speech
  • School choice
  • Catholic social thought
  • Church/state relations
  • Religion in the public square
  • Free exercise of religion
  • Federalism and criminal law
  • Supreme court
  • Criminal defense
  • Religious liberty
  • Education reform


Is Roberts the Most Powerful Chief Justice? (Podcast)

National Catholic Reporter

Pro-life cause stymied, but not because of court decision

Catholic News Service

Update: Court says tax credit program can't exclude religious schools

Our Sunday Visitor

Justices fail to correct a serious mistake in latest abortion ruling


Supreme Court Hands Abortion-Rights Advocates A Victory In Louisiana Case

Catholic News Service

Supreme Court rejects appeals to lift restrictions on congregation size

The Washington Post

Divided Supreme Court still gives guidance on virus-related worship restrictions

USA Today

As churches reopen, Supreme Court faces balancing act between physical and spiritual health


Court Seems Divided on Shield for Religious Schools (Podcast)

Catholic News Service

Divided court examines if religious schools exempt from discrimination laws


Should Catholics right now worry less about Big Brother than Thoreau?


Live from the Supreme Court: Week One (Podcast)


Next Up at Supreme Court: Employment Rights of Parochial School Teachers

Restricted assembly: As churches move online, 1A experts say gathering bans likely constitutional

Associated Press

Supreme Court Will Decide the Fate of Obama Health Care Law


Court Takes Case That Could Enhance Religious Rights


Supreme Court divided about religious schools in scholarship program

Religion News Service

Supreme Court hears oral arguments on major religious school choice case

Long History Underlies Fight Over Religious-School Funding

Los Angeles Times

Supreme Court will decide if religious freedom shields Catholic schools from teacher suits

The New Yorker

Is the Supreme Court’s Fate in Elena Kagan’s Hands?

The Atlantic

Your Neighbor’s Christian Education, Courtesy of Your Tax Dollars

Symposium: Principles or improvisations? Why (and how) the justices should reject anti-religious discrimination

Sports Illustrated

Faith, Football and the Fervent Religious Culture at Dabo Swinney's Clemson

How the Supreme Court’s sex discrimination cases could affect BYU and hundreds of faith-based colleges


Cross on County Seal Upheld Under SCOTUS Precedent


Op-ed: Why lawsuits against Catholic schools should fail