As we navigate the coming decades, We the People must know our rights more than ever, particularly as it relates to the freedom to exercise our religion. Armed with a proper understanding of this country’s rich tradition of religious liberty, we can protect faith through any crisis that comes our way. Without that understanding, though, we’ll watch as the creeping secular age erodes our freedom. Our guest today, a noted attorney and constitutional scholar, will explore the crises that threaten religious liberty in America. He will also examine the ways well-meaning government action sometimes undermines the religious liberty of the people, and how the Supreme Court in the past has ultimately provided us protection from such forms of government overreach. Join us as we learn how each of us can resist the quarantining of our faith within the confines of the law, and why that resistance is important. Join us to gain a deep understanding of the Constitutional importance of religious expression, and discover how to be a part of protecting those rights of religious freedom and taking a more active role in advancing the cause of liberty.
Ken Starr has had a distinguished career in academia, the law and public service. Currently Of Counsel to the Lanier Law Firm, Ken served as president and chancellor of Baylor University and dean of the Pepperdine School of Law. He has argued 36 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including during his service as U.S. Solicitor General. He served as United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, as Counselor and Chief of Staff to U.S. Attorney General William French Smith, and law clerk to both Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and to Fifth Circuit Judge David W. Dyer. He was appointed to serve as Independent Counsel for five investigations, including Whitewater, from 1994 to 1999. Starr is author of First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life; Bear Country: The Baylor Story; and Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation (a New York Times best seller in 2018). Starr has received numerous honors and awards, including the Edmund Randolph Award for Outstanding Service in the Department of Justice and three honorary doctorates.