Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Supreme Court Will Hear Oral Arguments Today In Catholic Foster Care Agency Case

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. In the case,  the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals upheld against 1st Amendment challenges the City of Philadelphia's policy of refusing to contract with foster care agencies, such as Catholic Social Services, that will not place children with same-sex married couples. (See prior posting.) Links to pleadings and briefs filed in the case, as well as to commentary on the case, are at the SCOTUSblog case page. When the transcript and/or recording of oral arguments become available later today, I will post a link to them.

UPDATE: Here is the transcript of the oral arguments, and here is the audio of the arguments.