Steve West

Steve is a legal correspondent for WORLD. He is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, Wake Forest University School of Law, and N.C. State University. He worked for 34 years as a federal prosecutor and is now an attorney in private practice. Steve resides with his wife in Raleigh, N.C. Follow him on Twitter @slntplanet.


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Showdown over abortion coverage

Religious Liberty | Trump administration and California dig in for a battle between abortion and religious liberty
by Steve West
Posted 2/04/20, 04:12 pm

When the Trump administration announced California has violated federal law by forcing all health insurance plans to cover elective abortions, it ensured at least one thing: further litigation with the state.

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Left out in the cold?

Religious Liberty | The Supreme Court considers state amendment barring public funds for religious schools
by Steve West
Posted 1/28/20, 05:26 pm

It’s a long way from snowy Kalispell, Mont., to Washington, D.C, but for Kendra Espinoza and her daughters Naomi and Sarah, the trip to the U.S. Supreme Court last week was worth it.

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Leveling the praying field

Religious Liberty | Trump administration works to foster religious expression in education
by Steve West
Posted 1/21/20, 04:23 pm

Chase Windebank had to take his high school to court for the right to meet and pray with fellow students during a free period. But by the time the case was resolved, he had graduated from Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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