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.



High school outcasts

Religious Liberty | Student clubs feel the pinch of political correctness
by Steve West
Posted 11/26/19, 02:25 pm

An increasing number of public school districts across the country are giving the boot to faith-based, pro-life, and politically conservative student groups. The administration at Bozeman High School in Montana told students last week that their local Fellowship of Christian Athletes club had lost approval because it holds a Biblical view of marriage that some students consider noninclusive.

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No penalty for prayer

Religious Liberty | Appeals court overturns decision barring pregame prayer
by Steve West
Posted 11/19/19, 03:37 pm

A federal appeals court last week overturned a 2017 lower court decision that barred two Christian high schools in Florida from using a stadium’s public-address system for a pregame prayer.

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Christian doctors between a rock and hard place

First Amendment | Court rejects HHS conscience protections for medical professionals
by Steve West
Posted 11/12/19, 04:48 pm

A federal court in New York last week threw out a new Trump administration rule protecting health care professionals who decline to participate in medical procedures that violate their religious conscience, in particular, abortion. U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer, in a 147-page opinion, said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services did not have the authority to issue the new rule, that was set to take effect on Nov. 22.

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