Joe Davis joined Becket in 2017 as Legal Counsel. His work at Becket has included appellate litigation in both federal and state courts, including representing government entities sued because of their openness to religious expression and working on cases involving Native American use of sacred sites (Slockish v. U.S. Federal Highway Administration) and discrimination against religious entities in government programs. Joe has been featured in radio interviews with USA Radio Network, Relevant Radio, American Family News, and others, and has been quoted in print media outlets.
Deep Dive Episode 54 – Department of Interior Considers Rulemaking on the Right to Use Eagle Feathers in Religious Exercise
It is currently a federal crime, under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, for many Native Americans to possess eagle feathers for religious use. In the 53rd episode of the Fourth Branch podcast series, Joe Davis addressed the proposed rulemaking and its relationship to evolving First Amendment jurisprudence.Listen to this podcast