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

Revisiting the "Separation of Church and State" in Our Time of Deep Division

What to know about religious exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine

Web Exclusive: Could more conservative SCOTUS change abortion landscape? Experts aren’t convinced

After Fulton, religious foster care agencies still vulnerable

The Christian Science Monitor

Supreme Court’s day of culture war surprises

USA Today

Supreme Court foster care ruling likely to prompt more tests of religion vs. LGBTQ rights


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

Catholic News Service

Supreme Court rules in favor of Catholic agency in foster case

Los Angeles Times

Supreme Court rules for Catholic foster care agency in Philadelphia, citing discrimination

USA Today

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

Our Sunday Visitor

The Supreme Court has an opportunity to correct the mistake of ‘Roe v. Wade’

Web Exclusive: Supreme Court commission goes beyond ‘court packing’

Conservative justices aren’t alone in supporting religion at the Supreme Court


Satan’s Lawyers Try Christian-Right Tactics to Erect Winged Goat


No Right to Pray on the 50-Yard Line for Coach (Podcast)

USA Today

Supreme Court's COVID-19 cases stir up battle between religion, same-sex couples over foster care


Will Supreme Court Expand Religious Rights? (Podcast)


Has Biden already burned bridges with conservative Christians?

Catholic News Service

Capitol invasion adds to challenges facing incoming Biden administration

National Catholic Reporter

'Of course Biden is the president-elect'

Amy Coney Barrett helps steer the Supreme Court to the right but not toward Trump

Catholic News Service

Supreme Court seems ready to let Affordable Care Act stand


Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the future of Obamacare

The Washington Post

Religious conservatives hopeful new Supreme Court majority will redefine religious liberty precedents

Catholic News Service

Supreme Court set to hear arguments in Catholic foster care case