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

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