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Politics & Society Dispatches
Ellen 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 News
Ellen K. BoegelAugust 11, 2017
Our information has been or soon will be made available to the Presidential Advisory Commission.
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington in January 2017. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ellen 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.
A U.S. Capitol police SWAT team officer escorts members of Congress and congressional staff from the scene after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., on June 14. (CNS photo/Joshua Roberts, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ellen K. BoegelJune 30, 2017
The sale of new fully automatic weapons has been banned since 1986, but there are an estimated 182,600 pre-1986 machine guns in the United States that may be bought and sold legally.
Activists rally outside U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 26 after the court sided with Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo., which sued after being denied a state grant for creating a safer playground (CNS photo/Yuri Gripas, Reuters). 
Politics & Society News
Ellen K. BoegelJune 27, 2017
The Supreme Court court ruled on June 26 that the government may not exclude religious groups from grant programs simply because they are religious.
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House on May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ellen K. BoegelJune 07, 2017
The removal of a president from office is, and should be, difficult to accomplish. Currently, there are two constitutional means to remove a U.S. president: impeachment and activation of the procedures set forth in the 25th Amendment.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ellen K. BoegelMay 26, 2017
Discussions that lead to cooperative compliance are better than banning speech.
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington seen on April 5, 2017. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ellen K. BoegelMay 09, 2017
U.S. educational history is rife with examples of varying levels of government involvement with religious education in public schools.
Politics & Society Short Take
Ellen K. BoegelMarch 31, 2017
Donating to “God” is encouraged through the carrot of an income tax deduction; donating to “Caesar” is tax neutral.
Politics & Society Short Take
Ellen K. BoegelMarch 15, 2017
Federal laws limit the politicization of the government. It may be time for the public to demand those laws be strengthened.