September 17, 2018

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm , Eastern Time

City of Charlottesville v. Pennsylvania Light Foot Militia et al.


This summer, Mary McCord and her colleagues at the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection helped the city of Charlottesville sue demonstrators and counter-protesters to prevent a repeat of last year's violent armed confrontations at the 'Unite the Right' rally on August 12, 2017.

She will be discussing her career, that litigation, and the theory she and her colleagues developed to prevent armed gatherings without infringing on demonstrators' First Amendment rights.

Mary McCord serves as Senior Litigator from Practice at the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection as well as Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. McCord was the Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2016 to 2017 and served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division (NSD) from 2014 to 2016.