The 2004 presidential election saw a handful of U.S. Catholic bishops involve themselves in partisan politics in an extraordinary way. They admonished Catholic candidates publicly for their views and in some cases advocated refusing Communion to prochoice politicians and those who voted for them. Now, two years later-and weeks before a midterm election-the question of how Catholics should approach the challenge of voting remains a...
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Eduardo Moisés Peñalver, a professor at Cornell University School of Law, is the author, with Sonia Katyal, of Property Outlaws: How Squatters, Piirates, and Protesters Improve the Law of Ownership (Yale University Press).