The focus of Acton University is scholarship: the participants spend their days learning from a faculty that is wide-ranging, accomplished, and masters in their chosen fields. The Acton Institute is pleased that Judge Andrew Napolitano, currently a Fox News Senior Analyst, will be joining us to teach “Freedom of Conscience and the Constitution.”
Judge Napolitano, author of numerous books including It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong: The Case for Personal Freedom and Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom, was the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of the State of New Jersey. He sat on the bench from 1987 to 1995, when he returned to private practice. Napolitano also taught law for 13 years. Now, he appears daily, Monday through Friday, on the Fox News Channel.
Napolitano also writes a weekly opinion piece for Fox News. His latest is “Little Sisters of the Poor vs. Obama — free exercise of religion is under attack:”
The sisters have objected to the requirement that they must pay for health insurance coverage that provides for birth control, as those payments directly violate Catholic teachings and beliefs.
In a pluralistic society, one would expect that the government would accommodate the sisters.
In a free society in which everyone who works for the government takes an oath to uphold the Constitution, the feds have a legal obligation to accommodate them.
In a political society in which many Catholics are Democrats who elected the Congress that gave us ObamaCare, one would expect an accommodation. But we expect in vain, as the federal government has resisted the sisters mightily and asked the courts to turn down their pleas.
What is wrong with Obama that he would employ lawyers to do this?
Acton University is pleased to have Judge Napolitano as a member of the 2014 faculty. For more information on Acton University, and registration instructions, please follow this link.