Attorney and Bill of Rights expert Robert McWhirter leads a timely discussion on religion and the First Amendment.
The First Amendment says everyone can freely exercise their religion without the government establishing a religion over them. But what does this mean today with discussion of travel bans and Muslim registries? McWhirter charts the history not just of our right to speak, but our right to believe.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Attorney ROBERT MCWHIRTER is an award-winning, internationally recognized speaker and author on trial advocacy, immigration law, and the history of The Bill of Rights. He is a certified Specialist in Criminal Law with the State Bar of Arizona and first chair qualified to defend capital cases by the Arizona Supreme Court. Fluent in Spanish, McWhirter has extensively taught comparative criminal procedure and trial advocacy in Latin America. In 2010-11, he served in El Salvador, administering an $11M USAID project to reform the justice system, overseeing programs and trainings for the Salvadoran courts, police, prosecutors and public defenders. McWhirter's previously published book, The Criminal Lawyer's Guide To Immigration Law: Questions and Answers
(ABA, 2006), was extensively quoted in 2010 by Justice Alito in Padilla vs. Kentucky. Mr. McWhirter is currently in private practice doing criminal defense.