Constitution Day Forum: Religious Liberty and the Constitution with Attorney Tim Belz

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Monday, September 18 | 7 p.m. | Brehme Conference Center

The Malone University Center for Christian Faith & Culture presents this year's annual Constitution Day Forum, "Religious Liberty and the Constitution" with Attorney Tim Belz on Monday, September 18 at 7 p.m. in the Brehme Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees may register online

From Hobby Lobby to Trinity Lutheran, some of the Supreme Court’s most controversial and important decisions among recent cases have involved issues of religious freedom and the First Amendment. Join us as Tim Belz, a practicing appellate lawyer, outlines some of the recent cases and developments affecting religious freedom at the Supreme Court. These cases highlight the current challenges for religious organizations and practicing Christians in the modern world as well as indicate the path forward through some of the features of the future legal landscape.

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.

Mr. 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, Mr. 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.