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

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

Chicago Tribune

My illegal abortion: One Chicago woman recounts ending her pregnancy pre-Roe v. Wade as more states pass near-bans on the procedure

The Guardian

The reactions to this morning’s Supreme Court rulings on partisan gerrymandering and a citizenship question on the US Census continue to pour in.

Fox News

Supreme Court says disputed congressional maps can't be ruled unconstitutional for political reasons


Pro-life community debate prudence of new anti-abortion laws

The Washington Post

Televangelist Pat Robertson: Alabama’s abortion ban is ‘extreme’ and has ‘gone too far’

Los Angeles Times

Supreme Court is not eager to overturn Roe vs. Wade — at least not soon

The New York Times

Supreme Court Could Change Abortion Rights Without the Alabama Law

USA Today

Strict anti-abortion laws like Alabama's are aimed at Supreme Court, which may prove to be an obstacle

The New York Times

Alabama Aims Squarely at Roe, but the Supreme Court May Prefer Glancing Blows