Last updated on: 8/22/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Mathew Staver, JD Biography

Title:
Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“Day after day we have recited the Pledge from the classroom to the stateroom, from private meetings to public events, and not once has it tended to establish a religion. Today’s ruling [Newdow v. U.S. Congress] illustrates why we need judges who are umpires applying settled law rather than activists intent on imposing their own ideology.”

CNSNews.com, Sep. 14, 2005

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Individuals with JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to government and constitutional law. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to government and constitutional law.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and Chairman, Liberty Counsel, 1989-present
  • Founder and President, Staver & Associates, 1989-present
  • Interim Dean, Liberty University School of Law, present
  • Trustees, Liberty University, present
  • Former Attorney, Zimmerman, Shuffield, Kiser and Sutcliffe
  • Honorary LL.D., Liberty University
Education:
  • JD, University of Kentucky Law School, 1987
  • MA, Summa Cum Laude, Religion, Andrews University
  • BA, Cum Laude, Theology, Southern Missionary College
Other:
  • None found