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Mary McCord

A former national security assistant attorney general will discuss "Militia Groups in Idaho" at noon Jan. 26 at a League of Women Voters of Moscow Speaker Forum.


Login information for the presentation, which will be on Zoom, can be found at lwvmoscow.org.

The presentation by Mary McCord will address what constitutes a militia, issues of domestic terrorism and legal issues with militia operations in Idaho.


McCord is executive director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and a visiting professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. She leads a team at the institute that brings constitutional impact litigation at all levels of federal and state courts across areas including First Amendment rights, immigration, criminal justice reform and combating the rise of private paramilitaries.


McCord was the acting assistant attorney general for national security at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2016-17 and principal deputy assistant attorney general for national security from 2014-16.


She received the Oliver White Hill Courageous Advocate Award from the Virginia Trial Lawyers’ Association in 2018, based on her work with the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection litigating against white supremacist and private militias that attended the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017.


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