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Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court, attends his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill March 20 in Washington

Issues of religious liberty and abortion touched on during second day of hearings

Gorsuch, an Episcopalian, sided with the Little Sisters of the Poor in their challenge of the contraceptive mandate

The PM will be relieved to have clarity, but several major challenges loom

Governor John Kasich has signed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

George Mason University has renamed the institute after Justice Antonin Scalia, a Catholic

The Supreme Court cases address ‘the brokenness of the judicial system’, say Catholic campaigners

The case of a woman who requested an abortion in 2013 has prompted scrutiny of the country’s law on abortion

Pharmacists in Washington have appealed against laws requiring them to dispense emergency contraception

The court struck down two provisions of a 2013 Texas law regulating abortion in the state

The bill, which is likely to be sent back for amendments, would legalise assisted suicide