Laurence Colletti serves as the producer at Legal Talk Network where he combines his passion for web-based...
In this Special Report, Professor of Law Alan Brownstein sits in with Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti to discuss the legal intersection of religious freedoms and LGBT rights. The conversation opens with a brief recap of a recent denial of service case in which a Colorado baker refused to sell a wedding cake to a same sex couple. Then, Professor Brownstein dives deep into the complexity of the ensuing Supreme Court ruling and the legal concerns therein from both a constitutional and statutory standpoint. The conversation then shifts to a discussion examining the consequences that potential court rulings could have on the very fabric of American civil rights law.
Alan Brownstein is a professor emeritus at the University of California Davis School of Law. He received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the UC Davis School of Law and the Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award from the University of California Davis. He is a member of the American Law Institute and was an attorney in general litigation and corporate practice with the law firm of Tuttle & Taylor. Professor Brownstein graduated from Antioch College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.