Friday, June 22, 2018

Religious Liberty Expert Nominated To Be Assistant Secretary of State For Human Rights

On Wednesday, President Trump announced  his intent to nominate Robert A. Destro to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.  Destro is Professor of Law and founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Law & Religion at Catholic University's Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. (Biography on University's website). His publications include the book, Religious Liberty in a Pluralistic Society (Carolina Academic Press, 1996, with Michael S. Ariens). From 1983 to 1989, he served as a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.