Ellen K. Boegel is America’s contributing editor for legal affairs.
Priest leads prayer before Greece Town Board meeting in New York. (CNS photo/Sam Oldenburg, Catholic Courier)
In All Things
Ellen K. BoegelMay 09, 2014
On May 5 2014 the U S Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 vote that the Town of Greece New York did not violate the First Amendment when it invited local clergy to pray before the opening of town board meetings Significantly all nine justices affirmed the constitutionality of public legislative pr
COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTION? Conestoga Wood Specialties founder Anthony Hahn speaks to the press at the U.S. Supreme Court, March 25.
Ellen K. BoegelMarch 18, 2014
Religious freedom, Obamacare and the rights of American business: Ellen K. Boegel's legal backgrounder on the Hobby Lobby case
Ellen K. BoegelMarch 12, 2014
Catholic Press Association award winner for Best Coverage of Marriage: "Language, tone and style appropriate to help explain a highly complex situation."
Attorney, plaintiffs in case against California's Proposition 8 celebrate supporters on steps of Supreme Court in Washington (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)..
Ellen K. BoegelJuly 02, 2013
On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court decided two cases related to same-sex marriage, United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry. In Windsor, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that the definition of marriage set forth in DOMA, the federal Defense of Marriage Act, violated the Fifth Amend
Ellen K. BoegelJuly 16, 2007
Media reaction to the recent United States Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of the federal ban on partial-birth abortion reflected unfortunate confusion concerning the legitimate relationship between religion and political debate in American society. The case, Gonzales v. Carha