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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 organization in advancing the God-given right to live and speak the truth in the U.S. and around the world. She oversees more than 450 ADF team members in eight global offices. Since 2011, ADF has won 15 cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, three of which were argued by Waggoner: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Uzuebgunam v. Presczewski,and 303 Creative v. Elenis. ADF also has a strong record of international success at the European Court of Human Rights, United Nations, and other leading courts and tribunals and has secured the release of more than 1,000 imprisoned Christians. After clerking with Washington Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Sanders, Waggoner practiced law for over 16 years at a Seattle firm before joining ADF in 2013. She is Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent™ in Martindale-Hubbell. Waggoner is a sought-after public speaker who often appears in national and international media outlets.