Guam Daily Post: Paul Smith shares court insights


Legendary Supreme Court litigator Paul M. Smith was welcomed at the University of Guam Tuesday evening. He was the 33rd speaker in UOG's ongoing Presidential Lecture Series, a program that welcomes distinguished guests to share their thoughts and experiences in their fields of expertise.

Smith is the vice president of litigation and strategy at the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, D.C., where he works with a team of other lawyers to advance key protections for democracy. He has more than three decades of experience litigating a wide range of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The topic for his lecture was "Arguing Civil Rights at the U.S. Supreme Court." He said the high court is a "remarkable institution," given "the number of huge, difficult problems we expect the court to decide and address." He said the central role of the Supreme Court is "to protect the rights of the minority against the tyranny of the majority.”

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