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Hadley Arkes, Ph.D.

Hadley Arkes has been a member of the Amherst College faculty since 1966, and since 1987 he has been the Edward Ney Professor of  Jurisprudence. He has written five books with Princeton University press:  Bureaucracy, the Marshall Plan, and the National Interest (1972), The Philosopher in the City (1981), First Things (1986), Beyond the Constitution (1990), and The Return of George Sutherland (1994). But his most recent books have been with Cambridge University Press, including Natural Rights and the Right to Choose (2002), and Constitutional Illusions & Anchoring Truths: The Touchstone of the Natural Law  (2010). His articles have appeared in professional journals, but apart from his writing in more scholarly formats, he has become known to a wider audience through his writings in the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, and National Review. Professor Arkes has been a contributor, also, to First Things, a journal that took its name from his book of that title. For eight years he wrote a column  for Crisis magazine under the title of “Lifewatch,” and he has carried over that concern as one of the band of friends who formed the new web journal The Catholic Thing. To learn more, view Hadley Arkes full biography.

Patrick Lee, Ph.D.

Patrick Lee is the John N. and Jamie D. McAleer Professor of Bioethics and the director of the Institute of Bioethics at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is known nationally as a keynote speaker and author on contemporary ethics, especially on marriage and the value of human life. To learn more, view Patrick Lee’s full biography.

Kevin Theriot

Kevin Theriot – Senior Counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom

Kevin Theriot, Esq. has 20 years experience championing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and marriage. He serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom at its Kansas Regional Service Center, where he plays a strategic role as director of the Education Project with the Center for Religious Liberty. To learn more view Kevin Theriot’s full biography.

John Brehany

John Brehany – Executive Director of the Catholic Medical Association

As CMA’s Executive Director and Ethicist, John Brehany, Ph.D., S.T.L., is responsible for coordinating efforts to strengthen the CMA internally and to enhance its ability to witness effectively in the public square. This includes supporting membership and guild development, helping the CMA develop position statements on healthcare ethics and public policy, serving as spokesman to the media, and coordinating publications, advertising, and ongoing development. To learn more view John Brehany’s full biography.

Edward Greim

Edward Greim – Partner at Graves Garrett

Eddie is a partner at Graves Garrett LLC in Kansas City, Missouri, where he practices in complex commercial litigation and appellate, free speech, election, and constitutional law.  Most recently, he filed the first class action lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service for its discrimination against conservative and libertarian applicants for tax-exempt status. To learn more view Edward Greim’s full biography.

Tom Brejcha

Tom Brejcha – President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Society

Tom Brejcha brings 45 years of legal experience to his work as president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, and he has been fighting court battles for pro-lifers for over 26 years. To learn more about Tom Brejcha view his full biography.

Noel Sterett

Noel Sterett – Christian Legal Society

Noel Sterett has been with Mauck & Baker, LLC since May 2007 and became a member of the firm on January 1, 2012.  Noel has litigated in federal courts across the country, from Idaho to New Jersey, advocating for the civil liberties of churches and ministries in the land use/zoning context under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. To learn more visit Noel Sterett’s full biography.

Jeremiah Morgan

Jeremiah Morgan – J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Jeremiah Morgan is the Deputy Solicitor General in the Attorney General’s Office for the State of Missouri.  A graduate of Brigham Young University Law School, Jeremiah was a member of the law review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.  Jeremiah started his legal career by clerking for the Honorable C. Arlen Beam of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. To learn more visit Jeremiah Morgan’s full biography.

Rebecca Messall

Rebecca Messall – CEO of the National Lawyers Association

Rebecca Messall is the Chief Operating Officer of the National Lawyers Association. She maintains a litigation practice in Colorado state, federal and administrative law courts.  Recent clients have included lenders and owners with real property title disputes over lien priority, easements, boundaries, zoning, access and related matters. Other cases have involved Constitutional and election law, construction defect, real estate development and general commercial law. To learn more view Rebecca Messall’s full biography.

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