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Malone University guest speaker will explore the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case in recognition of Constitution Day

September 4, 2014 | Release # 6959

The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences will host attorney Timothy Belz as he discusses: Hobby Lobby: The First Amendment religious and legal issues, in recognition of Constitution Day on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the East Campus auditorium on the campus located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton, Ohio. The program is free and open to the public. The Hobby Lobby case was a focal point of the Supreme Court's last term, and the implications of the Courts' decision continue to enfold throughout the legal system.

From the Ottsen, Leggat, and Belz, L.C. website:

Tim Belz has been in private practice in St. Louis, Missouri since 1982. He has handled dozens of cases concentrating on the civil liberties of individuals and organizations, particularly first amendment rights of free speech, religious freedom and association, and parental rights. He has also handled numerous business litigation matters. He has practiced in many state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Belz is a 1976 graduate, with high honors, of the University of Iowa Law School, where he graduated Order of the Coif, an honor open to those in the top ten percent of their class. He was a 1972 graduate of Covenant College, where he was the Editor in Chief of its award-winning student newspaper. Prior to private practice, Belz was a prosecutor in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice, where he earned the Attorney General's Special Achievement Award. Belz was honored as a Lawyer of the Year for 2004 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, primarily for his successful representation of a private school against government authorities that sought to put the school out of business. He has also been included in the Missouri and Kansas edition of Super Lawyers.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014, has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
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Cell: 330-324-2424


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