Religious Freedom Attorney to Speak At School of Law

Lexington, VA Thursday, September 20, 2007

Prominent religious liberty attorney Kevin "Seamus" Hasson will speak at the Washington and Lee University School of Law on Monday, September 24 in Classroom A beginning at 2:00 p.m. Hasson's talk, sponsored by the W&L Law chapter of the Federalist Society, will focus on his book, The Right to be Wrong: Ending the Culture War over Religion in America.

Hasson is the founder and chairman of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a nonpartisan, interfaith, public-interest law firm that protects the free expression of all religious traditions. He holds a law degree and an M.A. in theology from the University of Notre Dame and lives with his wife, Mary, and their children in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Hasson has successfully represented clients from nearly every faith tradition including Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, Hindus, Native Americans, Unitarians and Zoroastrians. Hasson is a frequent commentator on religious freedom and has been widely quoted in the national media, appearing in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, as well as broadcast news programs such as The Today Show, Dateline NBC, and CNN Talkback Live.

The Federalist Society is a non-profit organization comprised of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order.  It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve individual freedom, that the separation of powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.

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