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Tuesday, April 8 • 12:35pm - 1:40pm
Gay Marriage: A Civil Right?
As the issue of gay marriage is decided in courts across the country, two ideologically disparate attorneys discuss their joint effort in arguing against California’s Proposition 8 before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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John Avlon

Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Beast
John Avlon is the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beast and a CNN political analyst. He is the author of Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics and Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America as well as an editor of the anthology Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns. Previously, he was chief speechwriter for New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He won the... Read More →

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David Boies

Mr. Boies is the Chairman of Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP. | | Mr. Boies served as Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the United States Senate Antitrust Subcommittee in 1978 and Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee in 1979. | | In 1991-1993, Mr. Boies was counsel to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, recovering $1.2 billion from companies who sold junk bonds to failed savings and loan... Read More →
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Theodore B. Olson

Attorney and former U.S. Solicitor General
Theodore B. Olson is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the international law firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  He is Co-Chair of the firm’s Appellate and Constitutional Law and Crisis Management Practice groups. He was Solicitor General of the United States from 2001-2004 and Assistant Attorney General in charge of the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel from 1981-1984. Mr. Olson has argued 60 cases... Read More →

Tuesday April 8, 2014 12:35pm - 1:40pm
LBJ Auditorium