God & Country Patriotic Celebration & Conference

Michael Harless Appearances

Herb Titus spoke at the God & Country Patriotic Celebration & Conference” sponsored by the Institute on the Constitution. http://www.instituteontheconstitution.com/ On July 2, Herb Titus participated in a Panel Discussion entitled The Myth of Separation of Church and State (with Judge Roy Moore, John Eidsmoe, and Michael Peroutka).  On July 3, he spoke on How the Commands of Scripture Relate to a Truly Just Civil Government. Read More

Herb Titus debates Barry Lynn at American Vision Superconference

Michael Harless Appearances

Herb Titus squared off in a formal debate against Barry Lynn, Executive Director of the Americans United for Separation of Church and State before the American Vision Superconference held at the Ridgecrest Conference Center near Ashville, North Carolina.  The topic was:  “Does the No Establishment of Religion Guarantee Prohibit a Biblically-based Public Policy.”

Lynn took the affirmative, asserting that the U.S. Constitution makes no mention of God and this mandates that public policy must rest wholly on “secular” grounds. Read More

State of Wyoming v. BATF District Court Oral Argument

Michael Harless Appearances, Constitutional Law, U. S. District Court, State of Wyoming

On October 6, 2006, our attorneys had the opportunity to present oral argument in support of the Gun Owners Foundation amicus brief in Wyoming v. BATF.  At stake in this litigation before the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming is the statutory and constitutional right of the state of Wyoming to conduct its own criminal background check for purchasers of firearms in Wyoming.  The Gun Owners Foundation brief sided with the state in opposition to the BATF’s insistence that Wyoming’s background check did not meet BATF’s “national” standards. Read More

Olson Speaks at National Taxpayers Conference

Michael Harless Appearances

Bill Olson was a speaker at the 2005 National Taxpayers Conference, sponsored by the National Taxpayers Union and National Taxpayers Union Foundation. The topic of his presentation was “Combatting Government Threats to Nonprofit Organizations.”

Herb Titus Testifies before South Carolina Legislature on Right to Life

Michael Harless Appearances

Leaders of the pro-life movement in America commonly believe that the only constitutionally sound strategy for restoring the right to life is to take action at the national level. Thus, they have urged the election of pro-life presidents and members of Congress to secure the appointment of pro-life Supreme Court justices, and if necessary, a pro-life amendment to the United States Constitution. There is, however, an alternative strategy available at the state level, without overruling Roe v. Wade and its progeny. Read More

Bill Olson Appears on the O’Reilly Factor

Michael Harless Appearances, Executive Orders, Press Coverage

Today, Bill Olson was a guest of Bill O’Reilly (The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News) to discuss President Clinton’s abuse of Executive Orders. He discussed the Separation of Powers issue, current states of national emergency, the Permanent Striker Replacement Executive Order (No. 12954), and the Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument Proclamation (No. 6920 issued under the Antiquities Act of 1906). Read More

Testimony on Executive Orders before the House Rules Committee’s Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process

Michael Harless Appearances, Executive Orders, Publications

Bill Olson was asked to testify before the House Rules Committee’s Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process. The topic of the hearing was “The Impact of Executive Orders on the Legislative Process: Executive Lawmaking?” Bill Olson also submitted answers to questions before the House Rules Committee’s Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process.

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Bill Olson Speech on Executive Orders

Michael Harless Appearances, Executive Orders

Bill Olson spoke at a National Conference on Presidential Powers and Executive Orders at the headquarters of the Reserve Officers Associaiton of the U.S. The title of his presentation was “Martial Law, Y2K, and Presidential Power.”

Herb Titus Testimony against Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Michael Harless Appearances

While Dean of Regent University School of Law, Herb Titus testified against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  See his prepared statement and transcript of hearings, p. 87-108, Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1991, Hearings before the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary on H.R. 2797, Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1991, May 13 and 14, 1992. Read More