Wednesday April 10, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Nancy A. Lopez 
The Washington Council of Lawyers 

Marriage Equality: What can we expect from the Supreme Court and beyond? 

Join the Washington Council of Lawyers, the LGBT Bar Association of DC, and Whitman-Walker Health for a lively discussion of the recently argued Supreme Court cases of Hollingsworth v. Perry and U.S. v. Windsor. We will consider the legal issues presented in the cases, and gain insight about how the Court might decide the cases based on the questions raised during the oral arguments.

 The panelists will include:

  •  The Honorable John M. Ferren, Senior Judge, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Moderator
  • Paul M. Smith, Jenner & Block (counsel in two successful challenges to DOMA in the lower courts; argued Lawrence v. Texas)
  • Matthew D. McGill, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher (counsel for parties challenging Proposition 8 in the Supreme Court)
  • Christopher J. Wright, Wiltshire & Grannis (Supreme Court practitioner and expert on jurisdictional issues)
  • Dominic F. Perella, Hogan Lovells (author of amicus brief for the Anti-Defamation League and 18 other religious organizations)
  • Mary Helen Wimberly, Hogan Lovells (author of amicus brief for the Organization of American Historians and American Studies Association)