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Friday, February 15, 2013

Professor Griffin Invited to Brief United States Commission on Civil Rights

The Boyd School of Law is very pleased to announce that Professor Leslie Griffin was invited by the United States Commission on Civil Rights to serve as a panelist at the Commission's briefing titled "Peaceful Coexistence? Reconciling Non-Discrimination Principles with Civil Liberties." The briefing is scheduled for Friday, March 22, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. EST at the Commission’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The briefing in which Professor Griffin will participate will examine recent legal developments concerning the intersection of non-discrimination principles with those of civil liberties. The tension between religious liberties and non-discrimination statutes and policies is perhaps one of the more prominent areas of disagreement and is part of a broader debate between the First Amendment and non-discrimination provisions.

Among other topics, panelists also will discuss the issues raised by Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, 132 S.Ct. 694 (2012) and Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, 130 S.Ct. 2971 (2010). Professor Griffin recently examined the Hosanna-Tabor case in her forthcoming article, "The Sins of Hosanna-Tabor," 88 Indiana Law Journal --- (2013).

Professor Griffin currently serves as William S. Boyd Professor of Law. She is author of Law and Religion: Cases and Materials, editor of Law and Religion: Cases in Context, and author of numerous articles and book chapters about law, religion, politics and ethics. Professor Griffin is a graduate of Yale University (M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D., Religious Studies) and Stanford Law School.

Congratulations, Leslie!