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Friday, September 23 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
PANEL: Give Me Religious Liberty or Give Me an Amicus Brief!

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From the Free Exercise Clause to Zubik v. Burwell, questions about how religious rights fit into the legal framework have kept U.S. courts busy since the country’s founding. How did carving out a space for religious accommodation under the law become deafening calls for amnesty? What religious liberty cases currently traveling through the court system should we be keeping our eyes on?

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Tim Townsend


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Sarah Barringer Gordon

Arlin M Adams Professor of Constitutional Law & Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
215-307-6409 | | Sally Gordon works on religion in American public life and the law of church and state, especially for the ways that religious liberty developed over the course of American national history. She is a frequent commentator in the press as well as in scholarly literature. Her first book, "The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America" (Univ. of North Carolina, 2002), won the Mormon... Read More →
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Marie Griffith

Director, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University
314-935-9345  //  @RMarieGriffith | | Marie Griffith, the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, is currently the director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and the editor of the Center’s journal, "Religion & Politics." She is a historian of American religion, specializing in evangelicalism, women in U.S. Christianity, and debates over gender and... Read More →
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Douglas Laycock

Professor of Law and Religious Studies, University of Virginia Law School
434-243-8546 | | Douglas Laycock is the Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and the Alice McKean Young Regents Chair in Law Emeritus at The University of Texas. His many writings on religious liberty are forthcoming in a five-volume collection from Eerdmans Publishing; volumes 1 and 2 are already out. He is an experienced appellate litigator, including in the Supreme... Read More →

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Pinnacle Grand, 2nd floor

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