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VIDEO: Roger Severino on Federalist Society Panel on Religious Liberty

The Federalist Society

On May 19, 2021, EPPC Senior Fellow Roger Severino took part in a panel discussion titled hosted by the Federalist Society exploring the approaches to religious liberty and executive action under the Biden and Trump administrations. The title of the panel was “Religious Liberty in Transition?”

Below is the official description of the event:

Religious Liberty in Transition?

Presidential administrations have traditionally acknowledged the important role of religious liberty and pursued executive action concerning this constitutional right. The Trump Administration used a range of executive branch tools to pursue a broad program to protect religious freedoms of individual believers as well as houses of worship and other faith-based organizations, both domestically and around the world. The Biden Administration has acknowledged the important role of faith-based organizations with its mid-February launch of a White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership. Our panel will explore the approaches to religious liberty and executive action that the current and previous administrations have taken, highlighting commonalities while noting differences.


• Mrs. Allyson N. Ho, Partner, Gibson Dunn

• Mr. Gregory M. Lipper, Partner, Clinton & Peed

• Prof. Daniel Mach, Director, ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief; George Washington University Law School

• Hon. Roger Severino, Senior Fellow, Ethics & Public Policy Center

• Moderator: Hon. Edith H. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

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