Brett Kavanaugh, Religious Liberty, and the Administrative State

Sarah Pitlyk
On Tuesday, September 4, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate will hold hearings on the confirmation of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Join us in this timely presentation as Sarah Pitlyk, Special Counsel to the Thomas More Society and former law clerk to Judge Kavanaugh, discusses his jurisprudence in the area of religious liberty and the administrative state.

Sarah Pitlyk joined the Thomas More Society as Special Counsel after practicing for several years at a civil litigation boutique in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to contract, employment, and tax disputes, Sarah’s litigation experience includes an embryo custody appeal and amicus briefs in several landmark pro-life and religious liberty cases. Since joining TMS, she has been working on an open records law appeal in the Ninth Circuit and on challenging St. Louis’s unconstitutional “abortion sanctuary city” ordinance. Before moving to St. Louis in 2012, Sarah practiced food and drug regulatory law for three years at a large Washington, DC, law firm. From 2010 to 2011, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Sarah received her J.D. from Yale Law School after earning a master’s degree in Philosophy from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Applied Biomedical Ethics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar. In addition to practicing law, Sarah has taught philosophy and bioethics at the university level. She graduated summa cum laude from Boston College.


When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 p.m. (lunch)

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