Politics & Society DispatchesEllen K. BoegelJune 14, 2018
Many ostensibly patriotic Americans do not know and, if known, do not obey, that federal law prohibits using the flag “as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery,” “embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs" and more.
Politics & Society NewsEllen K. BoegelJune 05, 2018
The chairman of the bishops’ conference said the decision “confirms that people of faith should not suffer discrimination on account of their deeply held religious beliefs.”
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen K. BoegelMay 17, 2018
The effects of white privilege in law enforcement makes it clear that the promise of racial equality in the United States is still unrealized.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen K. BoegelMarch 22, 2018
California, it is argued, cannot be permitted to enforce this law, which levies fines for noncompliance, against centers whose “sole mission is encouraging expectant mothers to give their children the opportunity for life.”
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen K. BoegelFebruary 28, 2018
U.S. bishops are defending an Illinois law that permits government employees to join together in bargaining units and, by majority vote, designate a union to collectively represent them in contract negotiations and employment disputes.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen K. BoegelFebruary 26, 2018
Gun control advocates focus on “A.B.C.” initiatives: “A” for assault weapon and ammunition bans; “B” for background check enhancement; and “C” for closing the gun show and private sale loopholes that permit buyers to avoid existing federal checks.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen K. BoegelJanuary 16, 2018
The Justice Department is vowing to enforce a federal ban on marijuana, even as some states try to move toward full legalization.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen K. BoegelNovember 09, 2017
Except for crimes committed on federal land, state law governs what constitutes a sex crime, and the definitions vary.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen K. BoegelNovember 03, 2017
The president’s campaign to define—and enforce—patriotism poses constitutional questions for chief executives and football players alike.