Vincent Phillip Muñoz on How Justice Alito ’72, the Supreme Court’s Originalists, and Almost All Conservatives Misinterpret the Free Exercise of Religion
On November 15, 2022, the James Madison Program hosted a lecture by Vincent Phillip Muñoz titled, "How Justice Alito ’72, the Supreme Court’s Originalists, and Almost All Conservatives Misinterpret the Free Exercise of Religion." This event was an America's Founding and Future Lecture and was funded by the Bouton Law Lecture Fund. Vincent Phillip Muñoz is the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame. He is the Founding Director of Notre Dame’s Center for Citizenship & Constitutional Government. He is also the faculty director of ND’s undergraduate minor in Constitutional Studies. Dr. Muñoz writes and teaches across the fields of constitutional law, American politics, and political philosophy with a focus on religious liberty and the American Founding. He won a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to support his forthcoming book on the natural right of religious liberty and the original meanings of the First Amendment’s Religion Clauses, which is scheduled to be published by the University of Chicago Press in 2022. Articles from the project have appeared in American Political Science Review, The Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Notre Dame Law Review, American Political Thought, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Journal of Constitutional Law.