Show Notes: A Change of Faith at the Supreme Court

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Episode 9: A Change of Faith at the Supreme Court

UVA Law professors Richard Schragger and Micah Schwartzman join Cornell’s Nelson Tebbe to discuss the evolution of the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on religion.

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Show Notes: A Change of Faith at the Supreme Court

Richard Schragger

Rich Schragger is the Perre Bowen Professor of Law and the Joseph C. Carter, Jr. Research Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of constitutional law and local government law, federalism, urban policy, and the constitutional and economic status of cities. He also writes about law and religion. He has authored articles on the Establishment and Free Exercise clauses, the role of cities in a federal system, local recognition of same-sex marriage, takings law and economic development, and the history of the anti-chain store movement. He is the author of “City Power: Urban Governance in a Global Age.” Schragger received an M.A. in legal theory from University College London and received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. After clerking for Dolores Sloviter, then-chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Schragger joined the Washington, D.C., firm Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin, where he practiced for two years.

Micah Schwartzman

Micah Schwartzman is the director of the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the Joseph W. Dorn Research Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. A scholar who focuses on law and religion, jurisprudence, political philosophy and constitutional law, Schwartzman joined the UVA faculty in 2007. Schwartzman received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia and his doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. After graduating, Schwartzman clerked for Judge Paul V. Niemeyer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University’s Society of Fellows in the Humanities. He has published numerous articles and co-edited “The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty,” and is co-authoring a forthcoming casebook, “Constitutional Law and Religion.”

Nelson Tebbe

Nelson Tebbe’s  scholarship focuses on constitutional law and political theory — in particular, the relationship between religious traditions and democratic governments. Tebbe is the author of “Religious Freedom in an Egalitarian Age,” and the co-author of a case book, “Religious Liberty and Secular Government: Cases and Materials,” in addition to numerous other works. He is co-organizer of the Annual Law and Religion Roundtable. Before teaching, Tebbe clerked for Judge John M. Walker Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and practiced law at the American Civil Liberties Union and at Davis Polk & Wardwell. After college, he was a Fulbright Scholar studying at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. A graduate of Yale Law School and Brown University, Tebbe also holds a Ph.D. with distinction in the academic study of religion from the University of Chicago Divinity School.

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