In an 8-1 victory for religious liberty, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski that governments can be held accountable for past violations of First Amendment freedoms. Jeff Pickering, Chelsea Patterson Sobolik, and Travis Wussow welcome lawyer and free speech advocate Casey Mattox to the roundtable to talk about the decision and why it matters.
Casey Mattox is vice president for legal and judicial strategy at Americans for Prosperity, where he advocates for a legal system that respects the rule of law and protects individual liberty. For over fifteen years before joining Americans for Prosperity, Casey’s legal career focused on defending the First Amendment rights of students, faculty, families, healthcare workers and religious organizations. He has litigated in 35 states and also testified three times before congressional committees. Casey has a J.D. from Boston College School of Law and a B.A. in Government and History from the University of Virginia.
Resources from the Conversation
- Find Casey on Twitter at @CaseyMattox_
- Read ERLC’s Explainer on the Uzuegbunam case
- Read the Top Quotes from the Uzuegbunam Opinions
- See Russell Moore’s comment on the case
- Check out the ERLC’s amicus brief
- Check out American’s for Prosperity’s amicus brief
- Subscribe to ERLC’s Policy Newsletter