Join us for a wrap-up of 2019-2020 Supreme Court cases impacting the First Amendment rights and separation of religion and government. Our panel of experts will give a summary of the cases that American Atheists was watching this term, a run down of the briefs that we filed, what the ruling was and how it will impact us going forward.
Attorney P. Andrew Torrez, founded his own firm in 2015 after nearly twenty years of experience in “big firms” in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC. He represents individuals and businesses in complex civil disputes, including breach of contract and business torts, intellectual property, employment law, insurance coverage, and appeals before various state and federal appellate courts. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School (with honors) and George Washington University (summa cum laude). He is the co-host of the very popular Opening Arguments, "the legal podcast that helps you make sense of the news."
Caroline Mala Corbin is Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar at the University of Miami School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on the First Amendment’s speech and religion clauses, particularly their intersection with equality issues. Professor Corbin’s articles have been published in the New York University Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Boston University Law Review, and Emory Law Journal, among others. As well as writing for blogs such as SCOTUSblog, Take Care Blog, ACSblog, and Balkinization, Professor Corbin is a frequent commentator for local and national media on First Amendment questions.
Geoffrey Blackwell is American Atheists' Litigation Counsel. He responds to reports of possible violations of the separation between religion and government, works with government officials to find mutually acceptable solutions to potential issues, and manages litigation if issues cannot be resolved amicably.