What: Regional Premiere of PBS/OneVirginia2021’s documentary GerryRIGGED, followed by discussion with attorney Paul Smith
Hosted by: The Little Washington Theatre
When: Saturday, July 15, 7:30 PM
Where: Little Washington Theatre, 291 Gay St., Washington, VA 22747
Paul Smith is Vice President of Litigation and Strategy with the Campaign Legal Center (CLC), working with CLC’s team of litigators to protect and improve U.S. democracy through innovative litigation strategies. Paul has more than three decades of experience litigating a wide range of cases, including having argued before the Supreme Court to advance civil liberties. Two examples are Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark gay rights case, and Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Ass’n, which established First Amendment rights of those who produce and sell video games. Paul has also argued a number of important voting rights cases at the Supreme Court, including Vieth v. Jubelirer, involving partisan gerrymandering, LULAC v. Perry, involving the legality of Texas’s mid-decade redrawing of congressional districts, and Crawford v. Marion County Election Board¸ involving the constitutionality of a voter identification law. He served as counsel for amici who filed in several key campaign finance merits cases McCutcheon v. FEC (on behalf of Democratic House members), Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett (on behalf of the Committee for Economic Development) and Citizens United v. FEC (on behalf of the Committee for Economic Development). Paul has been honored nationally by a variety of publications and organizations. In addition to his work at CLC, he teaches as a Distinguished Visitor from Practice at Georgetown University Law Center.
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