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Jenner & Block Partners Jessica Ring Amunson and Paul M. Smith spoke at a voting rights litigation training program. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, the CLE program was aimed at arming attendees with tools and tips necessary to respond to the voting rights crisis spawned by last year’s Shelby County v. Holder decision. In that ruling, the Supreme Court effectively nullified the Voting Rights Act’s special preclearance provisions. The training was held on May 9, 2014, at Jenner & Block’s Washington, D.C. office.
Jessica, a member of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, concentrates in appellate and Supreme Court matters. She has significant experience briefing and arguing matters before federal and state appellate courts and has filed numerous merits and amicus briefs with the Court.
Paul is chair of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice and co-chair of the Media and First Amendment and Election Law and Redistricting Practices. He has had an active Supreme Court practice for nearly three decades, including oral arguments in 14 Supreme Court cases involving matters ranging from free speech and civil rights to civil procedure.