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Ellen K. Boegel is America’s contributing editor for legal affairs.
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.
President Donald Trump, flanked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., hosts a meeting with House and Senate leadership, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ellen K. BoegelMarch 02, 2017
The A.P.A. is not flashy, but it promotes the fair administration of laws and continuity during transitions of power; for that it should be celebrated.
Next Stop, Sanctuary? A family from the Mexican state of Guerrero at the Casa del Migrante shelter in Tijuana, Mexico in Jun 2016. (CNS photo/David Maung)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ellen K. BoegelJanuary 13, 2017

Congress cannot force localities to assist in the arrest of immigration violators, honor federal detainer requests or avoid criminal convictions that would trigger deportation proceedings

A pro-life supporter in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2016. (CNS photo/Andrew Gombert, EPA)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ellen K. BoegelDecember 21, 2016
States are prohibited from placing an “undue burden” on pre-viability abortions, but may prohibit post-viability abortions.
Politics & Society First Monday
Ellen K. BoegelNovember 09, 2016
The Eighth Amendment prohibits “cruel and unusual punishment.”
Politics & Society First Monday
Ellen K. BoegelOctober 19, 2016
It is time to improve our nation’s whistleblower and false claims laws.