‘Religion, the Supreme Court, and the 2012 Election: What is at stake?’ — POSTPONED

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


With one or two appointments, the next president of the United States could reshape the ideological direction of the U.S. Supreme Court on questions concerning religion and religious liberty for years to come.

Join expert Court watchers for a lively dialogue on the current makeup of the Court, the significance (if any) of the religious affiliation of the justices, and how the outcome of the presidential election could affect the composition of what is now a closely divided Court.

The program is sponsored by Moment Magazine and the Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum.

What are the key First Amendment “no establishment” and “free exercise” issues that are likely to be affected by changes in the makeup of the Court? What are the implications of new appointments to the Court for decisions on social issues such as abortion and gay marriage?

Please RSVP to Ashlie Hampton, ahampton@freedomforum.org or 202/292-6288.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 — 6:30 p.m. PROGRAM POSTPONED — NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

WHERE: Knight Conference Center at the Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.

WHO: Leading experts on the Supreme Court and religious freedom:

  • Jacques Berlinerblau, professor of Jewish civilization, Georgetown University
  • Kyle Duncan, general counsel, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
  • Melissa Rogers, director, Wake Forest University Divinity School’s Center for Religion and Public Affairs
  • David Saperstein, director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Reception following the program sponsored by the American Jewish Committee and the Religious Freedom Education Project.

The Religious Freedom Education Project of the First Amendment Center educates the public about the vital importance of religious freedom through events, educational programs and outreach. The project is an initiative of the First Amendment Center, a program of the Freedom Forum, and affiliated with the Newseum. The First Amendment Center’s nonpartisan work supports the First Amendment and builds understanding of its core freedoms through education, information and entertainment.

Ashlie Hampton
ahampton@freedomforum.org or 202/292-6288

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