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
574-631-6981
rgarnett@nd.edu

Website

  • 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

The Catholic Church’s Accountability and Autonomy

Los Angeles Times

Kavanaugh hearing revealed the partisan divide, but not the nominee's real views on the law

America

Kavanaugh confirmation hearing: Abortion, immigration and other Catholic concerns

Catholic News Service

Despite hearing's drama, some say Kavanaugh won't make major changes

Legal and political analysis of Kavanaugh confirmation hearings as abortion documents snag spotlight on day 3

Audio
The Washington Post

Clearinghouse for Kavanaugh documents is a Bush White House lawyer, angering Senate Democrats

CNN

What does Pope's death penalty shift mean for Catholic politicians?

The Daily Beast

Charities Can Reject Foster Parents for Immigrant Kids Over Religion

National Catholic Reporter

Why Catholics and Jews dominate at the Supreme Court

EWTN

Pro-Life Analysis of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Crux

Notre Dame legal scholar: Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh ‘highly talented’

On Point

President Trump Nominates Brett Kavanaugh To Supreme Court

Crux

Catholics don’t see sweeping legal change with Trump’s SCOTUS pick

Yahoo

Roe v. Wade supporters alarmed by Supreme Court contender’s past statements

A Personal Case for Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Our Sunday Visitor

How could new justice affect Church concerns?

America

A former clerk assesses the legacy of Justice Anthony Kennedy, a ‘constitutional romantic’

Bloomberg

On Trump, Supreme Court Is as Divided as the Rest of the Nation

Catholic News Service

Commentary: Two Supreme Court rulings

National Catholic Register

US Supreme Court Issues Narrow Ruling in Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

CNBC

Colorado baker case hints at how Supreme Court will rule on Trump travel ban

Catholic News Agency

Oklahoma bishops praise new protections for Catholic adoption agencies

The Atlantic

When Betsy DeVos Comes to a Catholic Campus

America

What’s more dangerous than a dictatorship of relativism? A dictatorship of positivism.

America

In Vermont, the latest clash between public money and the Catholic Church

Weighing The Legal Odds Of The Latest ACA Challenge

Reuters

Trump Move on Healthcare Religious Freedom Prompts Discrimination Fears

The Tablet

A year of living dangerously: Catholics and Donald Trump

The Washington Post

Top Senate Democrats introduce bill to amend Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Our Sunday Visitor

Pluralism, accommodation at core of cake case

National Catholic Register

Masterpiece Cakeshop Arguments Suggest Kennedy Again Holds Key SCOTUS Vote

Religion News Service

Supreme Court cake case laced with clashing ideas of religious liberty

Crux

Georgetown panel promotes John Courtney Murray’s legacy of pluralism, religious freedom

Associated Press

FEMA Rethinking Ban on Disaster Aid to Church Buildings

The New York Times

Where to Draw Line on Free Speech? Wedding Cake Case Vexes Lawyers

Associated Press

How Trump's Tweets, Outspoken Comments Affect Legal System

National Catholic Reporter

Contraception mandate: women's health or religious liberty issue?

The Washington Post

Civil liberties groups decry Sessions’s guidance on religious freedom

USA Today

AG Jeff Sessions issues broad guidelines to protect religious objections to public policy

Sen. James Lankford's misleading comparison about NFL protests, firing of high school football coach

National Catholic Reporter

Cakes and unions: Supreme Court cases with Catholic interest

Why does the Supreme Court care so much about wedding cakes?