Taking a Stand Lecture Series: Paul M. Smith - the state of LGBTQ rights in America
Paul M. Smith is the Vice President, Litigation and Strategy, at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to protect and strengthen the U.S. democratic process across all levels of government. He has more than three decades of experience litigating a wide range of cases. He has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court 21 times and secured numerous victories, including in important cases advancing civil liberties. Two examples are Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark gay rights case, and Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, which established First Amendment rights of those who produce and sell video games.
In addition, Paul has 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 will speak about the current state of LGBTQ rights in America.
Registration is requested. Sign up online, by calling the library at 302-645-2733, or stopping by the Circulation Desk. Walk-ins are welcome.
This lecture series is co-hosted by the Lewes Public Library and Topical Seminars. Topical Seminars is a bi-monthly meeting of members of our community interested in participating in sessions of informed discourse on a variety of topics. The goal is to have a shared learning experience that will improve the social capital of our community.
- Saturday, August 17, 2019
- 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Large Meeting Room East, Large Meeting Room West
- Lewes Public Library