Penrose represents plaintiffs in Dallas protest ordinance ban

November 21, 2014

Professor Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose was one of three attorneys representing a group of George W. Bush Presidential Library protesters in First Amendment litigation removing a protest ordinance ban. She applied her expertise in constitutional law – a subject she teaches – in this high profile case in Dallas over the past year.

As a result of her efforts, the city of Dallas withdrew an ordinance that infringed on free speech rights, and the judge issued a rebuke of the city attorney office's withholding of relevant information during discovery.

WFAA 8, the local ABC affiliate, featured this case. View the news report.

Penrose was also featured in the Dallas Observer blog.

About Professor Penrose

Professor Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose, a member of the law school faculty since 2009 and a member of the American Law Institute, teaches Criminal Procedure, International Human Rights, Civil Procedure, and Constitutional Law. Professor Penrose continues to practice in federal court with an emphasis on federal habeas corpus representation of Texas Death Row inmates and Title VII and Title IX litigation challenging gender bias and discrimination in the workplace. Prior to teaching, Professor Penrose served as Senior Law Clerk and pro se Staff Attorney at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. See her research and recent articles on SSRN.

Learn more about her leadership in the classroom, courtroom, and community.