Religious Liberty in the New Millennium

The Orange County Lawyers Chapter
Start : Thursday, April 25, 2013 11:30 AM
End : Thursday, April 25, 2013 01:00 PM

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

Featured Speakers:
M. Edward Whelan
James A. Sonne



  • Edward Whelan, President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center
  • Professor James Sonne, Director of the Religious Liberty Clinic and Lecturer in Law at Stanford University

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?

Please join the Orange County Federalist Society, the St. Thomas More Society of Orange County and theJ. 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.

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.

Registration details:

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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