Regent Law Graduate Represents Maryland’s Families

Amy Smith (Regent 05) sat in Family Law class in the fall of 2004, while God was preparing her future as a litigator with the Alliance Defense Fund. Now in a key legal and cultural issue facing Marylander's and their families, she is working with ADF Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence on their behalf. Read the web article below:

September 5, 2008 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT ADF MEDIA RELATIONS: (480) 444-0020 or www.telladf.org/pressroom

ADF attorneys available to media after hearingon Montgomery Co. voters’ rights

WHO: ADF Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence and ADF Litigation Counsel Amy Smith

WHAT: Available for media interviews after appellate hearing in Doe v. Montgomery County Board of Elections

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 8, immediately after hearing, which begins at 9:30 a.m. EDT

WHERE: Maryland Court of Appeals, Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building, 361 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Alliance Defense Fund attorneys will be available for media interviews following a hearing Monday in Doe v. Montgomery County Board of Elections. Groups advocating the creation of special legal rights for the sexually confused appealed a July 24 court decision that gave more than 900,000 voters the right to be heard on a controversial “gender identity” bill.

“Americans everywhere have the right to vote, especially on significant laws that could have an extreme societal impact,” said Lorence. “By not accepting the court’s ruling, advocates of the bill are sending a clear message that they will go to whatever lengths they can to subvert the democratic process.”

ADF attorneys representing the citizen voter coalition Maryland Citizens for Responsible Government filed a friend-of-the-court brief Aug. 27 contending that petitions to put the measure on the ballot were valid and Montgomery County voters should not be disenfranchised.

On July 24, the circuit court in Montgomery County ruled to honor the voters’ right to have their petition signatures count (www.telladf.org/news/story.aspx?cid=4623). The groups that filed the lawsuit appealed the decision.

A copy of the friend-of-the-court brief filed by ADF attorneys in Doe v. Montgomery County Board of Elections is available at www.telladf.org/UserDocs/MCBEAmicusBriefApx.pdf.

A fact sheet is available on the lawsuit at www.telladf.org/UserDocs/MCBEFactSheet.pdf.

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