Jenner & Block

A History of Pro Bono and Public Service: 2000s

Lawrence v. Texas

Paul Smith on the steps of the Supreme Court

Jenner & Block served as co-lead counsel with Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund in a civil rights decision that overturned a Texas anti-sodomy law.  Partner Paul Smith argued the case before the US Supreme Court.  The Court’s decision was widely considered to be the most important gay rights decision in a generation.

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