Politics & Society ExplainerEllen K. BoegelAugust 16, 2019
Unlike other nations that prohibit or narrowly restrict ownership of high-body-count weaponry and ammunition, the United States is hindered in establishing effective gun control by federal and state constitutional roadblocks. Understanding these roadblocks is essential to devising a route around
Politics & Society ExplainerEllen K. BoegelJuly 01, 2019
The Catholic Church is currently campaigning against California’s proposed changes to its mandatory child abuse reporting law.
Politics & Society ExplainerEllen K. BoegelJune 13, 2019
The Supreme Court has overruled longstanding precedents before, writes Ellen K. Boegel, but usually to end the confusion or chaos from an ‘erroneous’ decision. Will a majority describe Roe v. Wade that way?
Politics & Society ExplainerEllen K. BoegelMay 01, 2019
Every parent wants happy and healthy children, but unless we literally live on a deserted island, we are “a part of the main” and owe an obligation to our neighbors to protect them as well as ourselves.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen K. BoegelApril 23, 2019
Medical “advances” have made the simple act of human reproduction bafflingly complex, and inconsistent vocabulary adds to the difficulty of debating pro-life issues. Here is a guide to essential terms.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen K. BoegelFebruary 25, 2019
The case gives the court an opportunity to clarify the test used to determine when government-sponsored religious displays violate the First Amendment.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen K. BoegelFebruary 07, 2019
We may not treat those who live on a park bench and Park Avenue as equals, but the Constitution reminds us that we should.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen K. BoegelJanuary 28, 2019
The Trump administration is using every tool imaginable to deter immigration, but he needs court approval and international cooperation from countries like Mexico to significantly increase deportations.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen K. BoegelDecember 10, 2018
A recent disruption of the balance of power between a chief executive and the Fourth Estate was the Trump administration’s revocation of CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House “hard pass.” The action was met by unanimous opposition from the press.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen K. BoegelNovember 02, 2018
“Trump’s words may arguably have had a tendency to encourage unlawful use of force, but they did not specifically advocate for listeners to take unlawful action.”