Steve West

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

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No room in the park

First Amendment | Student evangelists challenge Chicago’s restrictive speech code
by Steve West
Posted 7/23/19, 05:25 pm

Four Wheaton College students are requesting changes to a restrictive speech code affecting Chicago’s popular Millennium Park after the city blocked them from preaching or distributing Christian literature there.

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InterVarsity defends its place on campus

First Amendment | Ministry says requirements for student leaders are a First Amendment issue
by Steve West
Posted 7/16/19, 05:40 pm

Wayne State University has joined the wave of colleges trying to dictate which students can serve as leaders of campus clubs and ministries.

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Ignoring precedent

Religious Liberty | State and local governments seek to nullify U.S. Supreme Court protections for pro-life pregnancy centers
by Steve West
Posted 6/04/19, 02:27 pm

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year barring governments from forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise abortion services, the city of Hartford, Conn., and other jurisdictions are still targeting pro-life ministries. Caring Families Pregnancy Services, which serves the cities of Willimantic and Hartford, filed a complaint last month with the U.S.

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