Writing

Journalism

Feature Story: Wave of Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Shock Diverse Maryland Community
Medium, May 7, 2017

Opinion Writing

The blood of LGBTQ youth is on our hands, Alabama
AL.com, June 6, 2017

The Dark Stain of Bloody Sunday in Alabama
Medium, March 7, 2017

What Do Humanists Make of the Burkini Ban?
The Humanist, August 29, 2016

Women’s Rights and Religious Liberty: What California and Illinois’s Laws against Crisis Pregnancy Centers Can Teach Humanists
The Humanist, August 11, 2016

Democrats Should Know that Religion Is Not a Litmus Test for Public Office
The Humanist, July 25, 2016

So-Called “First Amendment Defense Act” Would Actually Weaken Civil Liberties
Center for Freethought Equality, July 13, 2016

Murder of Dora teen shows need for LGBT hate crime law in Alabama
Mobile Press-Register, March 20, 2016

A Rough Year for Secular Alabamians: Taking a Look at Alabama’s 2015 Legislative Session
Secular Coalition for America, June 19, 2015

City of Mobile needs an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance
Mobile Press-Register, September 25, 2014

Legal Writing

Advanced Legal Research & Writing – Mock Appellant’s Brief
This mock appellant’s brief involves an appeal of summary judgment in favor of a university that expelled a student for his online comment advocating for concealed carry and analyzes the issues under the First Amendment’s protection of free speech.

Advanced Legal Research & Writing – Mock Client Advisory Letter
This mock client advisory letter to a university disciplinary committee involves a fact pattern similar to the one in the appellant’s brief, but a different student and comment.

Basic Legal Research & Writing – Mock Legal Memoranda
This mock legal memoranda presents a fact pattern of a defendant who was stopped by a police officer for excessive window tint and arrested for possession of cocaine and analyzes the issues under the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unreasonable search and seizure.

Atheists’ Rights in Child Custody Disputes – Memo
This memoranda analyzes state child custody cases involving atheist parents under the First Amendment’s command for government neutrality toward religion.

Research Papers

U.S. in the 1960s – Working Class Hero: A Southern Attorney’s Experience in the Labor Movement During the Civil Rights Era
This research paper places the legal work of an Alabama-based labor attorney in the larger context of the labor movement and civil rights movement.

Secularization: Theory, History and Practice – The Establishment of Secular Humanism: The Supreme Court, the Religious Right, and Public Education
This research paper focuses on the Religious Right movement to define “secular humanism” as a religion under the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.