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Mathew D. Staver's Bio:
Mathew Staver is an AV-rated attorney specializing in appellate practice, free speech, and religious liberty constitutional law. He serves as President and General Counsel of Liberty Counsel, Vice President of Law and Policy and member of the Board of Trustees for Liberty University, and Chairman of the Steering Committee of Liberty University School of Law.

Staver graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master's degree in Religion. He was an honorary guest lecturer at the American Society of Oriental Research. He authored Quest for the Historical Jesus: An Inquiry into the Historicity of the Passion Predictions. He reads Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic and Syriac. Staver became a pastor and later graduated from the University of Kentucky law school where he was captain of the National Moot Court team.

He has authored hundreds of articles and written nine books, including Faith and Freedom: A Complete Handbook for Defending Your Religious Rights, Religion and the Future of America; Religious Expression in Public Schools; Judicial Tyranny; Political Activity of Nonprofit Organizations, Union Membership and its Constitutional Implications, Take Back America, and Same-Sex Marriage: Putting Every Household at Risk, to be released in September, 2004. He has also authored law review and journal articles on a variety of topics, including Disestablishmentarianism Collides With the First Amendment: The Ghost of Thomas Jefferson Still Haunts Churches, and Lifting the Veil: An Expose' on the American Bar Association's Arbitrary and Capricious Accreditation Process. Staver is considered one of the premier constitutional litigators in the country and conducts hundreds of media interviews each year.

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