The Roberts Court Moves Right?

October 15, 2007

The Program in Public Law at Duke Law School presents a lecture with Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). The ACLJ is involved in public interest and public policy issues working to protect religious and constitutional liberties. Sekulow has argued several landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court which have become part of the legal landscape in the area of religious liberty litigation. In the Mergens case, Sekulow cleared the way for public school students to form Bible clubs and religious organizations on their school campuses. In the Lamb's Chapel case, Sekulow defended the free speech rights of religious groups, ensuring that they be treated equally with respect to the use of public facilities. And, most recently, in McConnell v. FEC, Sekulow ensured that the constitutional rights of young people remain protected with a unanimous decision by the high court guaranteeing that minors can participate in political campaigns.