The Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley. The case questions whether the exclusion of churches from an otherwise neutral and secular aid program violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of Free Exercise of Religion and the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. Debaters will address this case along with the Blaine Amendment implications.
This panel was part of the 2017 Annual Western Chapters Conference at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA on January 28, 2017.
Debate—State Blaine Amendments
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- David A. Cortman, Senior Counsel and Vice President of U.S. Litigation, Alliance Defending Freedom
- Prof. Steven Green, Fred H. Paulus Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Religion, Law & Democracy, Willamette University College of Law
- Moderator: Hon. Carlos Bea, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
- Introduction: Lisa Ezell, Vice President & Director of Lawyers Chapters, The Federalist Society
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Simi Valley, CA
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