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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Free speech and the academy

Religious Liberty | Indiana University clamps down on outspoken conservative professor
by Steve West
Posted 12/10/19, 06:04 pm

A conservative Indiana University professor vilified for his views is fighting back, claiming he has not promoted the opinions attributed to him.

Eric Rasmusen is a rarity—a Christian and political conservative in academia who is public about views he believes are well-grounded in faith or common sense. The tenured business professor at the Bloomington, Ind., campus is under attack for tweets and comments he made on social media about homosexuality, women in academia, affirmative action, and race.

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Gutting religious liberty

Religious Liberty | Indiana judge OKs LGBT-approved exemptions
by Steve West
Posted 12/03/19, 05:09 pm

Religious groups in Indiana took a hit last week when a state court judge upheld changes that weaken an Indiana law designed to protect religious liberty.

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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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