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Gerrymandering and the Supreme Court: An Expert Update

  • Room 111 George Mason University Arlington Campus Founders Hall 3351 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA, 22201 United States (map)
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Get an update on the various gerrymandering cases now before the Supreme Court by someone who argued the pending Wisconsin case before the Court!

 

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Paul Smith, Esq.* will provide an update on this case and others recently decided by the Supreme Court, including the Pennsylvania and North Carolina cases.

Paul M. Smith is the Vice President for Litigation and Strategy at the Campaign Legal Center. Until 2017 he was in private practice at the firm of Jenner & Block LLP. He had an active appellate practice for several decades, including oral arguments in 21 Supreme Court cases in a wide range of cases but emphasizing civil rights and civil liberties issues. Among his important victories have been Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark gay rights case, and Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Ass’n, establishing the First Amendment rights of those who produce and sell video games. Professor Smith also argued a long list of voting rights cases in the Supreme Court. Just this Term he argued Gill v. Whitford, the partisan gerrymandering challenge out of Wisconsin, and Husted v. APRI, a challenge to Ohio’s practice of purging registered voters for not voting.