Earlier this month, Congress removed a controversial provision in a military bill that would have permitted military chaplains to offer sectarian prayer at mandatory nondenominational events. But the issue remains alive, as conservative Christian groups say they will refile the bill in January.
We consider the First Amendment issues at play here on this week’s legal-affairs podcast, Coast to Coast. Joining my cohost J. Craig Williams and me are three experts on the First Amendment and religious freedom:
- Charles L. “Chip” Babcock, a top First Amendment lawyer and partner in the Houston office of Jackson Walker LLP.
- David W. New, a lawyer and frequent speaker on religious freedom issues.
- Eliot Mincberg, vice president, general counsel and legal director of People For the American Way.