Center for American Progress

: Religious Discrimination in Government-Funded Employment
Past Event

Religious Discrimination in Government-Funded Employment

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EDT

June 27, 2005

American Constitution Society& Center for American Progress Brown Bag Lunch Series

Religious Discrimination in Government-Funded Employment

Monday, June 27, 2005, Noon-1:30pm
385 Russell Senate Office Building

Please RSVP

This event will feature Professor Alan E. Brownstein of University of California (Davis) Law School, who will discuss the federal constitutional issues raised when the government permits religious groups to discriminate on the basis of religion with regard to publicly subsidized jobs. This issue already has been the subject of several votes in the House of Representatives and may come to the floor of the Senate this summer.

Along with Professor Vikram Amar of University of California, Hastings College of Law, Professor Brownstein has written a series of articles that were recently published by on this timely and important issue and be read on the ACS blog.

This is the first in a series of brown bag lunches for Capitol Hill staff sponsored jointly by the American Constitution Society and the Center for American Progress.

For more information, please contact, Dan Restrepo, Director of Congressional Affairs at the Center for American Progress, at 202-741-6384 or [email protected].

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