Turley Speaks at Tenth Circuit Judicial Conference

I have the honor of speaking today at the Tenth Circuit judicial conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  I will be part of a panel discussing the Supreme Court’s recent religious freedom cases and related First Amendment issues. The highlight of the conference will be separate events with Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch.

The panel will be moderated by Senior Circuit Judge Carlos F. Lucero of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. I will be joined by two distinguished academics: Professor Elizabeth Sepper, University of Texas at Austin School of Law and Professor John Yoo, University of California Berkeley School of Law.

The Supreme Court’s new religious clause jurisprudence has transformed the area. In the last term. the Court handed down two major such rulings.

In Carson v. Makin, the court held that a state cannot discriminate against religious schools in funding tuition in in rural areas with no public high school. In Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, the court ruled in favor of a Christian public-school football coach who prayed with his players after a football game. 

13 thoughts on “Turley Speaks at Tenth Circuit Judicial Conference”

  1. These are YOUR claims. Not mine. There are hundreds of thousands of pages of federal law.
    There are also lots of false claims by left wing nuts on the internet.

  2. While you are there…..take a look at their water supply…..they live there based on run off…..because they have no well …well water. So isn’t the town getting to big for its britches given “climate Change”? As a meteorologist I used to laugh at ppl who wanted wind power….because if change is real the windmills will not be in the right places…..But these people who obey climate change are in the wrong spot…..if change is real….they will soon be without water….then what? For them? They drive cars to do come with unclean hands. Themselves. And while you are the red rocks drive further north….there you’ll see a sign on the highway….” the greater European expansion”….alas you’ll look and see Colorado springs isn’t so beuatiful. …especially after you read about its mayors and communist healthcare et al.

    1. These places….these places are the enemy when it comes to the reset…..because they believe…just because there are so many fools…..they can Rob other people of their natural resources. It’s not going to work like that. The “soul ” of america says it’s not! And none ya all know the hornets nest you tread upon. Today I went to replace my expiring dl….And three Fouths applying…..didn’t have a ssn! ..now what when 30 million in America want dl? In the face of real id? Deadline. There is going to be rampant id fraud…..courtesy of open border joe. But these ppl will all be against joe. So he’s going to be stomped! I’m the first instance.

      1. Worse trump can’t be faulted for keepin stale classified at his place. But for stale classified…George would be on a pike. and trump too. Because the ptb never updated their duress codes. …both these potus would be already dead. But for retained classified info. And I’ll testify to that.

        1. When George was at the NATO summitt….it went south…..he was bailed out in 2008 by a stale oplan 🌙 ! Good thing he “retained” that “classified” plan. Instead of being fed to the wolves. Because there is noble and be nessary. Right? Likewise there are some things the “taint” team just doesn’t have privy too..at all. Who need to bug off! Because there are things greater than them. The oath to the USA is one …that does need ultra executive privelege. …from the courts who actually took a serious oath..And don’t leak. Fjb!

        2. Unless of course I’m killed by als first. Like so many ppl now a days who buck are sentenced to als…..!like Kevin turner…then Carl till…then Mike till. now me…..yeah I’ll testify but it really lookjs like they have already made that impossible….ask Kevin 🌙 ..ask Carl ask mike….come back and ask me…..these people are completed evil ! But no one will look bc they are worried about their own. Hello? See it doesn’t matter…you can say hello all day long and no one looks. So I don’t care anymore about rocking the boat. What ya gonna do kill me? And my kuds? Miss my asx! Lanes 86 george! You owe me!

  3. Pretty town. If you get the chance try to make time to stop at the Garden of the Gods. Stunning landscape.

  4. Is this the same John Yoo that violated Ronald Reagan’s Torture Treaty and federal criminal law prohibiting torture? If it is, it speaks volumes as to how broken the federal judicial system and state attorney bar is.

    Under Article VI (Sections 1 & 2) legally binding treaties are the supreme law of the United States and also apply to presidents. Violating this particular treaty is a federal crime. Yoo surely knew the law and his constitutional Oath of Office.

    1. Can you please cite the specific treaty that was violated and the specific language in that treaty.
      Also the federal law that makes breaching a treaty a crime.

      Biden surely knew that his oath of office required him to enforce the laws of the united states – yet he is not enforcing immigration laws as one example.

      I am not looking to beat you up.

      I am no fan of torture and what was done during the Bush administration – though I would note that Obama refused to accept that the president could not authorize torture – or the killing of US citizens in the US without due process.

      The details actually matter.

      Further, my understanding is that Yoo violated nothing, he merely wrote a legal memo detailing why the conduct of the CIA under Bush was legal.

      Lawyers, constantly argue legal positions that are wrong.

      We have innumerable left wing nut lawyers arguing ludicrously stupid positions regarding classified documents, the PRA, and other aspects of the FBI MAL raid.

  5. I hope you will take a moment to discuss “Justice for me, but not for thee”.
    Do the actually care, or like everything else, “It’s not my problem until the cash register rings.”

  6. One difficulty with religious freedom cases is defining what religious freedom means beyond just not being punished for holding a belief.

  7. I bet the Ninth Circuit shall never examine the same topic….as it seems both most frequently reversed and the most resistant to looking to the Constitution in its findings.

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