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Taking a Knee   

Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick kneeling (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

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As the football season begins, protests on the field have come back into the news.  Ethics Center staff, scholars, and SCU professors address some of the key ethical issues in the debate.

Workplace Speech Protections and the NFL Player National Anthem Protests 
By E. Gary Spitko, SCU Presidential Professor of Ethics and the Common Good and professor of law

Leadership or Marketing?
By Ann Skeet, senior director of Leadership Ethics

Rants Against NFL Players Violate Presidential Norms
By Hana Callaghan, director of Government Ethics

Is It Moral to Take a Knee?
by Giannina Ong, 2017-18 Hackworth Fellow

Perspectives on the News

Illegal immigrants in custody. (AP Photos/Uncredited) (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)Image link to full article

Nonprofit Immigration

Questions for organizations involved in housing immigrant children.

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Former President Obama receives the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government from the University of Illinois Institute of Government & Public Affairs. Photo credit:  L. Brian Stauffer.Image link to full article

Former President Obama on the Ethics of Governing

Comments included a call for bipartisanship and finding common ground.

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John McCain (AP Photo/Amel Emric)Image link to full article

John McCain: An Ethical Leader

Not perfect, but principled, humble enough to admit mistakes, wise enough to learn from them.

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