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Wedding cakes, DACA, and a travel ban: A Supreme Court preview panel

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017

WHO:  ADF Senior Vice President of U.S. Legal Division Kristen Waggoner, Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller, ACLU Deputy Legal Director and Director of Center for Liberty Louise Melling, Jones Day Partner Yaakov Roth, and Reuters Supreme Court Correspondent Lawrence Hurley (moderator)

WHAT:  “American Culture on Appeal” symposium series: “Wedding Cakes, DACA, and a Travel Ban: A Supreme Court Preview Panel”

WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 15, 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 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 the solicitor general of Texas and Supreme Court experts from Alliance Defending Freedom, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Jones Day for Washington, D.C.’s opening conversation examining the far-reaching free speech and expression implications of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the constitutional significance of other high-profile cases scheduled or likely to be scheduled for argument this fall. The panel will also discuss pending U.S. Supreme Court cert petitions like National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, which asks if a state can force pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortion, and Brewer v. Arizona Dream Act Coalition, which asks whether states can deny drivers’ licenses to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients. Reuters Supreme Court Correspondent Lawrence Hurley will moderate the discussion, which will conclude with time for audience Q&A with the panelists.

Questions? Contact ADF Communications Director Kerri Kupec at [email protected].

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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ABOUT Kristen Waggoner

As the CEO, president, and general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, Kristen Waggoner leads the faith-based legal organization in protecting fundamental freedoms and promoting the inherent dignity of all people throughout the U.S. and around the world. Waggoner oversees the efforts of more than 400 ADF team members in seven global offices as well as nearly 5,000 network attorneys engaged in litigation, legislation, training, funding, and public advocacy. ADF also provides legal counsel to over 3,500 churches and ministries through its Ministry Alliance program and defends the persecuted church in dozens of countries. Since 2011, ADF has won 15 cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, including serving on Mississippi’s legal team in the case that overturned Roe v. Wade. Waggoner successfully argued three of those cases: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights CommissionUzuebgunam v. Presczewski, and 303 Creative v. Elenis. She is a Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent™ attorney in Martindale-Hubbell, who clerked for Justice Richard B. Sanders of the Washington Supreme Court after law school and served in private practice in Seattle for nearly 20 years.