National Constitution Center hosts “Religious exemptions from the foundation to the present day” with director Phillip Muñoz | News | Department of Political Science
On September 30, Director Phillip Muñoz joined legal experts Douglas Laycock (UVA Law) and Kathleen Brady (Emory) for a conversation exploring historical and current debates over religious exemptions. The event was sponsored by the “America’s Town Hall” series of the National Constituion Center and co-sponsored by the CCCG.
More information can be found at the website of the National Constitution Center.
Douglas laycock is Distinguished Robert E. Scott Professor of Law, Class of 1963 Research Professor in Honor of Graham C. Lilly and Peter W. Low, and Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia Law School . He co-edited a collection of essays, Same-sex marriage and religious freedom and his many writings on religious freedom have been republished in a five-volume collection, Collective works on religious freedom.
Vincent Philippe Muñoz is associate professor of political science at Tocqueville and associate professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, where he is also director of the faculty of the undergraduate minor in constitutional studies. He won a National Endowment for the Humanities scholarship to support his forthcoming book on the natural law of religious freedom and the original meanings of First Amendment religious clauses, which is expected to be published by the University of Chicago Press in 2022.
Kathleen brady is a senior fellow and McDonald Distinguished Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. His book The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law: Rethinking Religious Clause Case Law received a Book Award from the Catholic Press Association in 2016. She has also held faculty positions at Villanova University and the University of Richmond Law School.
Jeffrey Rosen (moderator) is the president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the U.S. Constitution. Rosen is also Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School and Contributing Editor of Atlantic.
- Vincent Phillip Muñoz, God and the Founders: Madison, Jefferson and Washington
- Kathleen Brady, The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law: Rethinking the case law on the religion clause
- Douglas Laycock, Notre-Dame Law Review, “Regulatory exemptions from religious behavior and the original understanding of the establishment clause”
- James Madison, Memorial and Remonstrance (1785)
- George Washington, Letter to the Society of Quakers (1789)
- Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission (2018)
- Fulton v. City of philadelphia (2021)
- Employment Division, Oregon Department of Human Resources v. Smith (1990)
Originally posted by constudes.nd.edu to 07 October 2021.To