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ADVISORY: Supreme Court Litigator Paul Smith to Discuss Why Courts Matter for LGBT Issues
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Supreme Court Litigator Paul Smith to Discuss Why Courts Matter for LGBT Issues

Washington, D.C. — On July 9, Supreme Court litigator Paul Smith will join Praveen Fernandes of Justice at Stake, Maya Rupert of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and CAP Legal Progress experts for a discussion of what’s at stake in the courts for the LGBT community. In particular, they will examine the implications of Lawrence v. Texas for today’s legal challenges involving LGBT Americans. This will be the second event in the ongoing CAP series, "Why Courts Matter."

WHO

Introduction:
Andrew Blotky, Director, Legal Progress, Center for American Progress

Featured panelists:
Paul Smith, Supreme Court Litigator; Partner, Jenner & Block; lead attorney in Lawrence v. Texas
Praveen Fernandes, Director of Federal Affairs and Diversity Initiatives, Justice at Stake
Maya Rupert, Federal Policy Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Moderator:
Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate.com; Contributing Editor, Newsweek; author of the New Yorker article, "Extreme Makeover: The Story Behind Lawrence v. Texas"

WHEN

July 9, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

WHERE

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Map & Directions

Nearest Metro:

Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center

RSVP

RSVP to attend this event

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

For more information, please contact Christina DiPasquale at 202.481.8181 or [email protected].

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