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Paul M. Smith

Paul M. Smith

Paul M. Smith, senior vice president at the Campaign Legal Center, has argued 21 U.S. Supreme Court cases. And before joining the nonprofit ethics and voter rights organization, he chaired Jenner & Block’s appellate and Supreme Court practice. Besides Lawrence v. Texas, Smith argued Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, which established First Amendment rights of those who produce and sell video games, and various voting rights cases, including the gerrymandering cases Vieth v. Jubelirer and Gill v. Whitford

Guest Appearances
June 26, 2023

Attorney for Lawrence v. Texas reflects on LGBTQ rights on 20th anniversary

Winning a 2003 landmark U.S. Supreme Court case expanded a gay lawyer's Supreme Court practice, he says, and looking back, it's his favorite case