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.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen K. BoegelSeptember 19, 2017
The court is scheduled to hear cases relating to immigration, religious freedom, federalism, voting, employee rights and federal court jurisdiction over foreign governments and corporations.
Politics & Society NewsEllen K. BoegelAugust 11, 2017
Our information has been or soon will be made available to the Presidential Advisory Commission.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen K. BoegelJuly 27, 2017
Controversial decisions, such as Brown v. Board of Education (school desegregation), Roe v. Wade (abortion) and, most recently, Obergefell v. Hodges (same-sex marriage), often are challenged for decades by opponents seeking their reversal or limitation.