Posts Tagged ‘First Amendment’

Greg Lipper and Marcy Wheeler

July 30 . 2013

Fighting the battle over birth control coverage with Greg Lipper, Sr. Litigation Counsel at Americans United. Later, will the Obama administration attacks on a free press succeed where Nixon failed? Marcy Wheeler (aka “emptywheel”) is a noted blogger on legal issues who writes at

Floyd Abrams

June 25 . 2013
Friend of the Court is a collection of First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams’ speeches, articles, debates, briefs, oral arguments, and testimony from his entire career.

Ray Raphael

April 2 . 2013

By entering the world of the Constitution’s framers, and experiencing it one day after the next as they did, Ray Raphael helps us understand how and why they created the document they did in Constitutional Myths.

Mark Potok, Rob Boston

March 11 . 2013

Hate groups are on the rise and Mark Potok with the Southern Poverty Law Center tells us who they are. Later, Rob Boston, senior policy analyst with Americans United discusses separation of church and state issues.

Louis Michael Seidman

March 7 . 2013

The framers of the Constitution saw society as essentially hierarchical, led by landed gentry like themselves, yet we still obey their commands, two centuries and one civil war later. In On Constitutional Disobedience, Louis Michael Seidman argues that it’s time to stop.

Edward Buckner, Michael Buckner

February 13 . 2013

Taking an unabashedly atheistic point of view, authors Edward M. and Michael E. Buckner argue that everyone—from evangelical Christian to ardent atheist—needs a secular America and separation of church and state In Freedom We Trust.

Rob Boston, Fr. Josiah Trenham

January 10 . 2013

Americans United for Separation of Church and State has threatened a lawsuit if the city of Riverside, CA doesn’t take down a cross on the historic Mt. Rubidoux arguing that the Constitution’s “establishment clause” bars the display of a religious symbol such as a cross on public land. Rob Boston with Americans United and Father Josiah Trenham with St. Andrew Orthodox Church join us.

Gene Policinski, Deborah Roffman

August 2 . 2012

Should politicians keep out of the Chick-fil-A same sex marriage controversy? Gene Policinski, First Amendment Center tells us what he thinks. Then, Deborah Roffman’s book  Talk to Me First is for any parent who wants to become and remain the most credible and influential resource about sexuality in their children’s lives.

Sissy Bradford, Eric Lane

June 5 . 2012

Professor Sissy Bradford talks about receiving threats and losing her adjunct position after taking a public stand against Christian crosses on campus;  Eric Lane, San Antonio chapter president of Americans United joins her.


Roy Saltman

May 9 . 2012

Roy Saltman responds to the new atheists in Sacred Humanism Without Miracles.