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Becket attorney to testify at Gorsuch confirmation hearing Two-time Supreme Court clerk Hannah Smith will appear before Senate Judiciary Committee regarding religious liberty

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Ryan Colby 202-349-7219

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Becket senior counsel and two-time Supreme Court clerk Hannah Smith will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 23 regarding the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. Smith completed two clerkships at the U.S. Supreme Court for Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. As an expert in religious liberty issues, Smith has worked at Becket since 2007 defending religious liberty for people of all faiths, including Native Americans, Sikhs, Muslims, and the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of Catholic nuns who dedicate their lives to caring for the elderly poor. Smith was on the Becket legal teams that secured Supreme Court victories in several precedent-setting religious liberty cases including Holt v. Hobbs, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and EEOC v. Hosanna-Tabor, which the Wall Street Journal called the “most important religious liberty case in a half century.” 

Becket Senior Counsel Hannah Smith

Confirmation Hearings of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court

Thursday, March 23, 2017
(hearings begin at 11 a.m.)

Hart Senate Office Building 216

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Melinda Skea atmedia@becketlaw.orgor 202-349-7224.


Becket is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions and has a 100% win-rate before the United States Supreme Court.For over 20 years, it has successfully defended clients of all faiths, includingBuddhists, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Native Americans, Sikhs, and Zoroastrians(read more here).