Religious Liberty in the New Millennium

Join us for Edward Whelan and Prof. James Sonne speaking on Religious Liberty in the New Millennium
One of the signature achievements of the Obama administration, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), has drawn almost as much attention for its impact on religious liberty as it has on other grounds.  And this increased concern over the religious freedoms Americans have historically held dear is not limited to health-care reform.  As government has expanded into ever more areas of public and private life, questions over religion and its status in law have once again become central to the public discourse.  Will the second Obama Administration be characterized by increasing hostility for religious liberties, or is there hope for common ground?

Edward Whelan is the President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center where he directs the EPPC’s program on The Constitution, the Courts and the Culture.  His areas of expertise include constitutional law and the judicial process.  He is also a contributor to National Review Online’s Bench Memo’s blog.  Professor James Sonne is the Director of the Religious Liberty Clinic and Lecturer in Law at Stanford University.  He is an experienced teacher and practitioner, with expertise in law and religion issues – particularly in the workplace.

Please join the Orange County Federalist Society, the St. Thomas More Society of Orange County and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society on April 25, 2013 for a panel discussion featuring Edward Whelan and Professor James Sonne as they discuss the current threats and challenges to religious liberties.
When:  Thursday, April 25, 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 pm (lunch)

Where:  Knobbe Second Floor Conference Center (2nd Floor), 2040 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614 (949) 760-0404

Cost:  $35 for lunch and 1 hour of MCLE credit.  (The Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE).

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