RNLA Members Video Webinar
Free Speech and Religious Liberty During the Pandemic
President General Counsel, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty
Vice President, Legal and Judicial Strategy at Americans for Prosperity
Friday, April 24
1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
This is a Zoom Webinar. Registration is required.
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As state governments work to limit the spread of COVID-19, measures are simultaneously being put in place that are also limiting American's freedom of speech, of peaceful assembly, free exercise of religion, and other Constitutionally protected rights. Join the RNLA for an exclusive briefing as our expert panelists address protecting our liberties and the limits of government authority during a national pandemic.
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Esenberg is the founder and current President and General Counsel of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, a rapidly expanding law and policy organization headquartered in Milwaukee. Under Rick’s leadership, WILL has grown into one of the more active state-based think tanks and litigation centers in the country. Rick is a frequent litigator in state and federal courts and nationally recognized scholar and commentator on constitutional law, particularly the First Amendment’s guarantees of freedom of speech and religion. He is one of the leading experts on the Wisconsin Constitution and a frequent advocate before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Rick’s work seeks to advance the rule of law and individual liberty, formed by a robust civil society that forms individual and community character, preserving the wisdom of the past and an openness to the future.
Rick holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and a B.A., summa cum laude, in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In addition to service on the Marquette Faculty, he was formerly a litigation partner at Foley & Lardner and General Counsel of an international manufacturing firm headquartered in Wisconsin. He lives in Mequon Wisconsin with his wife Karen, golden retrievers Cooper and Riley and more books than he can find places for.
Mattox comes to the Institute from Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), where he most recently served as senior counsel and director of the Center for Academic Freedom.
Casey joined ADF in 2009, litigating cases to protect the First Amendment rights of students and faculty at public colleges and universities across the nation. There he led a team of attorneys that is one of the most active groups of litigators defending First Amendment rights on public university campuses.
Casey has testified three times before House committees on a variety of First Amendment and other constitutional issues. He has also made numerous media appearances, and his work has been featured at USA Today, The Federalist, and Townhall, among others. He earned his juris doctor degree from Boston College Law School in 2001, and clerked for the Alabama Supreme Court.
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