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.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen 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.
Politics & Society NewsEllen 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.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen 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 DispatchesEllen K. BoegelMay 26, 2017
Discussions that lead to cooperative compliance are better than banning speech.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen 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 TakeEllen 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 TakeEllen 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.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen 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.
Politics & Society DispatchesEllen 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