Steve West

Steve is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career course.

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Another cross can stay

First Amendment | Federal appeals court rejects challenge to county seal containing cross
by Steve West
Posted 8/13/19, 04:02 pm

Federal appellate judges moved to preserve a historic county seal that features a cross, signaling a shift away from anti-religious precedent. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in its unanimous opinion that the cross on the Lehigh County, Pa., seal does not establish a state religion in violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The cross represents the county’s early German settlers who fled persecution in their homeland seeking religious freedom in America.

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Alliance Defending Freedom

Accommodating extremes

Free Speech | Political consultants fight law that would force them to work for the other side
by Steve West
Posted 8/06/19, 02:34 pm

Two Michigan conservatives are challenging a local law that could force them to do political consulting for candidates and organizations with which they disagree.

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Standing up to academic thought police

First Amendment | California sociology professor reinstated after school fired him for conservative views
by Steve West
Posted 7/30/19, 04:16 pm

A California state court has sided with a community college sociology professor fired for exposing his students to conservative perspectives on marriage, gender roles, and sexual orientation.

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