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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Professor Ian Bartrum Appears on Live And Local With Kevin Wall

Ian Bartrum is an Associate Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On March 24, he appeared on KXNT's Live And Local With Kevin Wall to discuss a few religious rights cases (Hour 2, 32:30 mark).

"The nonprofit organizations and the churches and the religious bodies, they clearly have rights that are related to their status as being religious organizations. They are autonomous in the exercise of their religion based on being churches. The question is whether a for-profit company, one that enters into the marketplace and incorporates so that it gets certain protections -- the owners get certain protections from lawsuits, etc. -- do they then, by incorporating, forfeit the right to act as people when exercising their religious rights?" he said in regard to the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate.

Professor Bartrum's research interests are in constitutional history and theory, the Establishment Clause, and constitutional education.