Panel discussion: Examining the establishment clause post-Bladensburg and a Supreme Court preview on the future of Title VII

Thursday, September 12, 2019


WHO:  Legal experts, analysts, and attorneys who have argued before the U.S. Supreme Court

WHAT:  “American Culture on Appeal” symposium series: “Courts and Culture: Examining the Establishment Clause post-Bladensburg and a Supreme Court Preview on the Future of Title VII

WHEN:  Monday, Sept. 16, 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT

WHERE:  Jones Day, Seventh Floor, 300 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington (two blocks from the Capitol Building) or watch live streaming video


Admission is free and lunch will be provided. Doors open at noon. Space is limited, so please RSVP.

Join experts from Alliance Defending Freedom, Mayer Brown, Jones Day, and Goodwin Law for a two-panel discussion that will examine the recent Supreme Court term’s decisions impacting the establishment clause and religious liberty, and what the court’s treatment of these constitutional freedoms signal as we move into the 2019 term.

The first panel of this “Constitution Day” event will feature a review of the religious liberty and establishment clause implications of the court’s decisions in the 2018 Supreme Court term, including a focus on The American Legion v. American Humanist Association, regarding the Bladensburg Peace Cross. The second panel will forecast the future of the Supreme Court and review the cases likely to shape application of civil rights laws and the interpretation of Title VII. New York Times Supreme Court Correspondent Adam Liptak and SCOTUSblog co-founder Amy Howe will moderate the discussions, which will conclude with time for audience Q&A with the panelists.

Panel I: ADF Senior Counsel and Vice President of U.S. Litigation David Cortman, Mayer Brown Counsel Charles Rothfeld, Jones Day Associate Kaytlin Roholt, New York Times Supreme Court Correspondent Adam Liptak (moderator).

Panel II: ADF Senior Counsel and Vice President of Appellate Advocacy John Bursch, Goodwin Law Partner Brian Burgess, SCOTUSblog co-founder Amy Howe (moderator).

Questions? Contact ADF External Relations Director Rebecca Sears Holdenried at

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
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