Marriage Equality: The Conflict Between Individual Religious Liberties and Civil Liberties

This is a full recording of the debate hosted by the Federalist Society and the American Civil Liberties Union chapters of Campbell Law School. The speakers include Dr. John S. Baker, Jr. and Elizabeth Haddix.

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On October 23, 2014 The Campbell Law Chapters of the Federalist Society & American Civil Liberties Union hosted a debate centering on marriage equality and the conflict between individual religious liberties and civil liberties.  Below is a full recording of that debate.

About the Speakers

Dr. John S. Baker, Jr. is a Visiting Fellow at Oriel College, the University of Oxford, as well as a Professor Emeritus of Law at Louisiana State University Law School.

Professor Baker received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Dallas. He also earned a Ph.D. in Political Thought from the University of London. He was a Distinguished Scholar at the Catholic University of America Law School during the 2011-12 academic year, Professor Baker has served as a law clerk in Federal District Court, as an Assistant District Attorney in New Orleans, and as a consultant to the Justice Department, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Separation of Powers, and the Office of Planning in the White House.  He has taught over a dozen different subjects, mostly in the area of public law; both within the U.S. and overseas. He regularly argues in federal court, including twice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Wallace v. Jaffree 72 U.S. 38 (1985).

Elizabeth Haddix joined the UNC Center for Civil Rights in 2010. She holds a B.A. from Duke University and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.

Haddix was awarded a fellowship from the National Association for Public Interest Law, which she used to represent low-income workers as a staff attorney at the North Carolina Justice Center. She has represented employment and civil rights clients with Edelstein & Payne in Raleigh, N.C., and as support attorney to UE Local 150, the N.C. Public Service Workers Union. From 2005-10, Haddix had a solo law practice serving low-income workers across the state, many of whom speak only Spanish. At the UNC Center for Civil Rights, Haddix works alongside her colleagues to dismantle structural racism through support to community organizing efforts, research-based advocacy, and impact litigation.