RALEIGH, N.C. –Campbell Law School Professor Amos Jones delivered expert testimony at an oversight hearing in Washington, D.C., this past Friday, April 20. Jones's televised testimony came forth during the Budget Oversight Hearing for D.C.'s Office and Commission on Human Rights. D.C. Councilman Marion Barry, Chair of the council's Committee on Aging and Community Affairs, presided over the hearing and solicited Jones's recommendations on the most effective ways to improve enforcement of D.C.'s Human Rights Act.
Campbell Law Professor Amos Jones delivers his testimony
Focused on a recent religious-discrimination case, Jones’ taped testimony is archived online at http://dc.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=5&clip_id=1176 and begins at 03:46:40 in the video.
“Religious freedom is a bedrock principle in our American legal order,” said Jones. “It was a special privilege to appear before the councilman who not only began our capital city's prayer breakfast back in the 1970s when he was mayor, but who also was a leading figure in the national Civil Rights movement 50 years ago."
Jones shuttled to Washington from Raleigh after teaching his last class of the semester on Tuesday, April 18.
“This is another way that theory and practice can come together for the benefit of the public, providing an example to our students of just one way in which they might use their legal training to make an impact for the greater good.”
Jones delivered his testimony in light of his recent scholarship and his representation of a 71-year-old widow client who filed a religious discrimination claim against her Section 8 seniors housing complex and its management company back in 2011. The lawyer and client met three years ago in their Sunday school class at Washington's historic Shiloh Baptist Church.
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