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Brown Bag Lunch Series: A Look Back at Civil Rights Decisions From the Supreme Court's 2018-19 Term

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Stinson Leonard Street
1775 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006

The JCRC of Greater Washington, the American Jewish Committee (AJC), and The Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, 

 invite you to the next session in our brown bag lunch speakers' series

A Look Back at Civil Rights Decisions from the
Supreme Court's 2018-19 Term

Tue. Sept. 24

12:15 - 1:30 pm

Stinson Leonard Street
1775 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Ste 800, Washington, DC

Art Spitzer

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        Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia

Please Bring a Brown Bag Lunch; chips, cookies, and drinks will be provided. 
For information about future lunch discussions, please contact Cheryl Crandell or 202-728-3039

About the Speaker:

Arthur B. Spitzer has been the Legal Director of the ACLU of the District of Columbia since April Fool’s Day, 1980. His work has spanned the range of ACLU issues, including freedom of speech and religion, police misconduct, national security, due process, privacy, prisoners’ rights, the rights of government employees, freedom of information, discrimination based on race, sex, religion, sexual orientation and gender preference, and more. In the Supreme Court, Art successfully argued Ake v. Oklahoma, which ruled that poor criminal defendants are entitled to free expert witnesses when needed for their defense, just as they’re entitled to free lawyers. Among Art's many cases are Harmon v. Thornburgh (challenging random drug testing of Justice Department employees), Walsh v. Montrose Christian School (representing longtime school secretaries and a cafeteria worker at a Christian School who were fired because they were not members of the church), Schroer v. Billington (representing a trans woman who was fired by the Library of Congress when she disclosed her status), Center for National Security Studies v. U.S. Department of Justice (challenging the secret detention of immigrants after 9/11). For a full biography, please follow this link

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