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American Liberties Institute

By Editorial Staff
Published July 1, 2003

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AMERICAN LIBERTIES INSTITUTE

P.O. Box 547503 —
Orlando, Florida 32854-7503

Phone (407)786-7007 — Fax (407)786-2705

FREDERICK H. NELSON, ESQ.

PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL

EDUCATION:

STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW, Juris Doctor Degree.

  • Dean’s List;
  • Honor Role;
  • Book Award: Jurisprudence Seminar;
  • Book Award: Florida Civil Practice;
  • Research Assistant: Professor W. Gary Vause;
  • Academic Scholarship;
  • Moot Court Board;
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team;
  • Florida Bar Foundation Fellowship;
  • Chairperson: Public Service Fellows;
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society;
  • Christian Legal Society;
  • Trial Advocacy Society;
  • International Law Society.

    TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE, B.A. Degree, magna cum laude.

  • Dean’s List;
  • The National Dean’s List;
  • Academic Scholarship;
  • Delta Epsilon Chi Honor Society;
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges;
  • Outstanding Young Men of America (86 & 88);
  • Outstanding Christian Service Award;
  • Student Foreign Missions Fellowship Executive Board;
  • Prayer Band Chairperson;
  • Jail Ministry Team Leader;
  • Director: Tutorial Program.

    MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, Bar of the United States Supreme Court
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. District Court — Southern District of Florida
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. District Court — Middle District of Florida
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. District Court — Northern District of Florida
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. District Court — Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Member, National Christian Legal Society
  • Member, International Who’s Who
  • Member, Who’s Who in the World
  • Member, Who’s Who in America
  • Member, Who’s Who in American Law
  • Member, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest
  • Member, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry
  • Member, Florida Attorneys Advisory Council
  • Member, Florida Bar Federal Appellate Practice Committee
  • Member, Florida Bar Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section
  • Member, Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities

  • Advisory Board
  • Legal Issues In Independent Higher Education Board

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Member, Christian Legal Society of Central Florida
  • Board Member, Community Issues Forum of Central Florida
  • Board Member, Florida Council of Private Colleges
  • Chairperson, Community Issues Forum Education Committee
  • Chairperson, Florida Bar Federal Appellate Practice Committee
  • President, Christian Legal Society of Central Florida

    PUBLICATIONS:

  • Author, Trade and Investment with the People’s Republic of China, Florida Bar Journal, International Law Quarterly, Winter 1993, Vol. XII, No. 2. 31;
  • Contributing Editor, The International Sale of Goods, by E. Allan Farnsworth;
  • Editor, Thailand’s Labor and Employment Law: Balancing the Demands of a Newly Industrializing State, by W. Gary Vause, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, 13:2 (Fall 1992);
  • Author, Jurisprudence and the Judeo-Christian Culture: The Law and Christianity Collide, (in pre-publication editing).

    LEGAL:

    Author of numerous state statutes (including Florida’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act) and school board policies throughout the country.

    NOTABLE CASES:

  • Adler, et al. v. Duval County School Bd., et al., 851 F. Supp. 446 (M.D. Fla. 1994), aff’d in part, vacated in part, and remanded in part, 112 F.3d 1475 (11th Cir. 1997);
  • American Bible College, et al. v. State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, 653 So. 2d 1034 (Fla. 1st DCA 1995);
  • Brown, et al. v. City of Bainbridge Island, Washington, Case No. C96-5291 (W.D. Wash. 1996);
  • Burton, et al. v. Columbia Elementary School, et al., Case No. 95-310-CIV-ORL- 22 (M.D. Fla. 1995);
  • Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board v. Pinette, 115 S. Ct. 2440 (1995) (Amicus Brief);
  • Chapel Christian University, et al. v. State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, 657 So. 2d 25 (Fla. 1st DCA 1995);
  • Cheffer, et al. v. Reno, et al., 55 F.3d 1517 (11th Cir. 1995);
  • Christ’s Bride Ministries, Inc. v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, et al., Case No. 96-CV-3691 (E.D. Penn. 1996), reversed and remanded, Case No.: 96-1829 (3rd Cir. 1998);
  • Connor v. Palm Beach County, Florida, Case No. 95-8628-CIV-HURLEY (S.D. Fla. 1995);
  • Conroy v. City of Pensacola, Florida, Case No. 94-30287 RV (N.D. Fla. 1994);
  • Hoover v. Wagner, 47 F.3d 845 (7th Cir. 1995);
  • Hsu v. Roslyn Union Free School District No. 3, 85 F.3d 839 (2d Cir. 1995) (Amicus Brief);
  • Jews for Jesus, Inc., et al. v. Broward County Aviation Authority, et al., Case No. 94-7249-CIV-ZLOCH (S.D. Fla. 1995);
  • Jews for Jesus, Inc., et al. v. Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, et al., Case No. 95-1347-CIV-T-17A (M.D. Fla. 1995), appeal filed, Case No.: 96-2468 (11th Cir. 1996);
  • Johnston-Loehner, et al. v. O’Brien, et al., 837 F. Supp. 388 (M.D. Fla. 1993), aff’d, 7 F.3d 241 (11th Cir. 1993); on remand, Johnston-Loehner, et al. v. O’Brien, et al., 859 F. Supp. 575 (M.D. Fla. 1994);
  • Libertad, et al. v. Welch, et al., 53 F.3d 428 (1st Cir. 1995);
  • Madsen, et al. v. Women’s Health Center, Inc., et al., 114 S. Ct. 2516 (1994);
  • Midwest Pregnancy Care Center, et al. v. City of Independence, Kansas, Case No. 95-1363-MLB (D.C. Kan. 1995);
  • Muller by Muller v. Jefferson County School Bd., 98 F.3d 1530 (7th Cir. 1996);
  • NEA v. Finley, et al., United States Supreme Court, Case No. 97-371 (S. Ct. 1998);
  • Operation Rescue, et al. v. Women’s Health Center, Inc., et al., 626 So. 2d 664 (Fla. 1993);
  • Schenck, et al. v. Pro-Choice Network of Western New York, et al., Case No. 95-1065 (S. Ct. 1995);
  • Smith v. Treshman, Case No. H-C-94-073 (E.D. Ark. 1994);
  • Snyder, et al. v. Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Case No. 93-235-CIV ORL- 18 (M.D. Fla. 1993);
  • Suncoast Educational Broadcasting Corporation, Inc. v. City of North Port, Florida, Case No. 95-2094-CIV-T-23B (M.D. Fla. 1995);
  • Teens for Life, et al. v. Flagler County School Board, et al., Case No. 95-772- CIV-J20 (M.D. Fla. 1995);
  • True Life Choice, Inc. v. Department Of Health and Rehabilitative Services, 914 F. Supp. 507 (M.D. Fla. 1994), aff’d, 74 F.3d 1251 (11th Cir. 1995);
  • Victory Outreach Ministries, Inc., et al. v. Tallahassee Housing Authority, et al., Case No. 94-40101 (N.D. Fla. 1994);
  • Wishnatsky v. Fargodome Authority, et al., Case No. A3-95-153 (N.D. 1995).
  • Ocala Women’s Center, Inc., et al. v. City of Ocala, et al., Case No. 98-371-CIV- OC-10C (M. D. Fla.1998)
  • Aware Woman et al., v. Raney, et al., Case No. 99-5-CIV-ORL-19C (M. D. Fla.1999)
  • Manhattan Magnolia, et al., v. Unterberger, et al., Case No. 99-CV-8164-WPB- HURLEY (S. D. Fla. 1999)
  • Lotierzo, et al. v. A Woman’s World, et al., Case No. 2:00-CV-14222 (S. D. Fla. 2000)

    ACTIVITIES:

  • Lecturer, Religious Issues in the Public Schools, Palm Beach College, West Palm Beach, Florida (1993).
  • Lecturer, Teachers’ and Students’ Rights in Public Schools, Christian Educator’s Association International, Washington, D.C. (1993).
  • Lecturer, Religious Issues in the Public Schools, Palm Beach College, West Palm Beach, Florida (1994).
  • Lecturer, Religion in Public Places, Calvary Assembly of God, Orlando, Florida (1994).
  • Lecturer, Emerging Trends in First Amendment Litigation, Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida (1994).
  • Lecturer, Graduation Prayers in Public School Ceremonies, Campus Crusade Mom’s Who Care – Jacksonville Chapter, Jacksonville, Florida (1994).
  • Lecturer, A Primer on First Amendment Litigation, Christian Legal Society of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida (1994).
  • Lecturer, Teachers’ and Students’ Rights in Public Schools, Christian Educator’s Association International of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida (1995).
  • Lecturer, Church Law and Liability, Central Florida Chapter of the National Association of Christian Business Administrators, Orlando, Florida (1995).
  • Lecturer, Avoiding the Litigation Explosion, The Christian and Missionary Alliance 87th Annual Southeastern District Conference, Port Charlotte, Florida (1995).
  • Lecturer, Students’ Rights in Public Schools, The First Alliance Church, Port Charlotte, Florida (1995).
  • Lecturer, Religion in the Classroom: Has God Been Expelled, Christian Educator’s Association International of Central Florida and Community Issues Forum of Central Florida, Orangewood Presbyterian Church, Orlando, Florida (1995).
  • Lecturer, Teachers’ and Students’ Rights in Public Schools, Christian Educator’s Association International of Northern Florida, Gainesville, Florida (1995).
  • Lecturer, Applying the Abstention Doctrine in First Amendment Litigation, Harvard University School of Law, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1995).
  • Lecturer, Religion in the Classroom: Has God Been Expelled, Christian Educator’s Association International of Central Florida and Community Issues Forum of Central Florida, Deland, Florida (1996).
  • Lecturer, Avoiding the Litigation Explosion, The Christian and Missionary Alliance 88th Annual Southeastern District Conference, Tallahassee, Florida (1996).
  • Lecturer, Religion in the Public Square, Christian Coalition, Port Charlotte, Florida (1996).
  • Lecturer, Religion in the Public Square, Christian Coalition, Port Charlotte, Florida (1996).
  • Lecturer, Free Speech and Christian Ministry, WTLN Exposition, Orlando, Florida (1997).
  • Lecturer, Biblical Jurisprudence, Christian Legal Society National Convention, Chicago, Illinois (1998).

    PERSONAL:

  • Scholarship as educational exchange student to China.
  • Foreign Languages: Mandarin and Greek.
  • Former Assistant Pastor/Youth Minister

    TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE , B.A. Degree, magna cum laude.

  • Dean’s List;
  • The National Dean’s List;
  • Academic Scholarship;
  • Delta Epsilon Chi Honor Society;
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges;
  • Outstanding Young Men of America (1986 & 1988);
  • Outstanding Christian Service Award;
  • Student Foreign Missions Fellowship Executive Board;
  • Prayer Band Chairperson;
  • Jail Ministry Team Leader;
  • Director: Tutorial Program.

    MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, Bar of the United States Supreme Court
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. District Court — Southern District of Florida
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. District Court — Middle District of Florida
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. District Court — Northern District of Florida
  • Member, Bar of the U.S. District Court — Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Member, National Christian Legal Society
  • Member, International Who’s Who
  • Member, Who’s Who in the World
  • Member, Who’s Who in America
  • Member, Who’s Who in American Law
  • Member, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest
  • Member, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry
  • Member, Florida Attorneys Advisory Council
  • Member, Florida Bar Federal Appellate Practice Committee
  • Member, Florida Bar Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section
  • Member, Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Advisory Board
  • Legal Issues In Independent Higher Education Board
  • Member, American Bar Association


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