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Bradley Abramson at Townhall: Recently the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that simply being exposed to a fellow citizen’s prayers, offered at a public governmental meeting, could constitute an “establishment” of religion. Fortunately, the Supreme Court of the United States is so concerned about the implications of the decision that it has agreed to review it.
Bradley Abramson at Townhall: In fact, it can mean anything one wants it to mean. And a constitution that can mean anything is a constitution that means nothing—a mere 17 years after it supposedly meant something.
The Pursuit of Happiness, the Pursuit of Virtue, and the Right of Conscience | Bradley Abramson at Townhall
Bradley Abramson at Townhall: In the American Declaration of Independence, our Founding Fathers proclaimed that we are endowed by our Creator with the unalienable right to the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately, we have long forgotten what our Founders meant by that now iconic phrase—“the pursuit of happiness”—and, as a consequence, we are now in jeopardy of losing the very liberty our Founders purchased for us at the risk of their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
Bradley Abramson at the Christian Post: For more than half a century the city of Santa Monica, Calif., allowed local churches to place nativity scenes in one of the city parks during the Christmas season. However, this practice was stopped after Christmas 2011 when Santa Monica atheist Damon Vix secured a permit to place an atheist display near the nativity scene – for he constructed not a “celebrate atheism” display, but one that disparaged and attacked Christianity.
A group of concerned attorneys, required by law to be dues-paying members of the Washington State Bar Association, are objecting to the association’s public support for R-74, a measure that seeks to redefine marriage in the state. The lawyers, who do not support R-74, have sent a strongly worded letter to the bar citing the bar’s own rules and a U.S. Supreme Court decision that says mandatory bars can’t take sides on such matters.
Bradley Abramson serves as senior legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom at its headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he focuses his litigation efforts on religious liberty matters. He is admitted to the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, as well as the state of Colorado. Abramson earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and has been practicing law since 1983.
Brad Abramson on “Grassroots America: We the People”: The attack on a student’s graduation prayer in Texas
ADF attorney Brad Abramson appeared on the Grassroots America: We the People with George Stevenson to discuss the litigation in Schultz v. Medina Valley Independent School District. | MP3 audio 13:22 mins