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Jenner & Block Partner Paul M. Smith will be honored by the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) at its “Annual Celebration of Free Speech & Its Defenders,” in New York on November 29, 2011. The NCAC is a coalition of more than 50 national nonprofit organizations, including civil rights, labor, education, artistic and religious groups; its mission is to protect the “right to read, think, and speak freely,” through education and advocacy activities.
Mr. Smith is a partner in the Firm's Litigation Department and a member of the Firm's Policy Committee. He is Chair of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice and a Co-Chair of the Media and First Amendment and Election Law and Redistricting Practices, as well as a member of the Creative Content Practice.
Mr. Smith has had an active Supreme Court practice for two decades, including oral arguments in 14 Supreme Court cases. These arguments have included Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (2010), involving the First Amendment and video games; Crawford v. Marion County Election Board (2008), the Indiana Voter ID case; LULAC v. Perry (2006), and Vieth v. Jubelirer (2003), two congressional redistricting cases; Lawrence v. Texas (2003), involving the constitutionality of the Texas sodomy statute; and United States v. American Library Ass'n (2003), involving a First Amendment challenge to the Children's Internet Protection Act.
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