Vincent Phillip Muñoz, author of “Religious Liberty and the American Founding”
- January 26, 2023
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- TNH 2.114 (Francis Auditorium)
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- Panel Discussion / Speaker Series
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Does religious liberty mean religious citizens need not follow otherwise valid laws?
In his public lecture, University of Notre Dame Professor Vincent Phillip Muñoz – whose scholarship has been cited in multiple Supreme Court opinions, including by Justice Alito in Fulton and by Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Thomas in Espinoza v. Montana (2020) – will address this question and others, advancing his controversial and counter-intuitive thesis that the Founders’ understanding of religious liberty does not include a right to religious exemptions. Drawing on his new book, "Religious Liberty and the American Founding", Professor Muñoz will argue that Justice Scalia was (mostly) right and, accordingly, Justice Alito’s call for overturning Smith is mistaken, at least if the Founding Fathers are to guide First Amendment religious liberty jurisprudence.
Lunch will be offered (please RSVP). For the RSVP form and more information about this event, please visit the link.
This event is co-sponsored by the Civitas Institute.
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- Texas Law students
- Sponsored by:
- Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center
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