Religion & the US Supreme Court

How Does Religion Impact U.S. Supreme Court Decisions?

Moment Magazine and the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute invite you to join us for a provocative and timely discussion. After a long history of Protestant domination, the current U.S. Supreme Court is comprised of six Catholics and three Jews. Does the religious affiliation of Supreme Court justices matter? In what ways have religious beliefs and values of the justices shaped past and recent Supreme Court decisions? Join a panel of Supreme Court experts for a lively conversation about the influence of faith at the U.S. Supreme Court.


  • Marshall Breger, professor of law, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America
  • Robert Barnes, reporter, The Washington Post
  • Stephen Wermiel, professor of law, American University Washington School of Law
  • Lyle Denniston, American legal journalist, SCOTUSblog reporter
  • Tony Mauro, Supreme Court Correspondent, The National Law Journal


  • Amy Schwartz, Opinion Editor, Moment Magazine