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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced that TIME has named Washington, D.C., partner Theodore B. Olson to the 2010 TIME 100, the magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Olson is recognized in the Thinkers category, along with David Boies for their work in challenging the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, the California constitutional amendment that eliminates marriage rights for same-sex couples. The two were cited by TIME Magazine as the "lions of America's legal establishment" and "they've put on an extraordinary case in the federal court system. . . . They remind us that the ideas binding us together in our constitutional democracy are far more important than those separating us.
The list, now in its seventh year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world's most influential people. As Managing Editor Rick Stengel has said of the list in the past, "The TIME 100 is not a list of the most powerful people in the world, it's not a list of the smartest people in the world, and it's a list of the most influential people in the world. They're scientists, they're thinkers, they're philosophers, they're leaders, they're icons, they're artists, they're visionaries. These are people who are using their ideas, their visions, their actions to transform the world and have an effect on a multitude of people.
The full list and related tributes appeared in the May 10 issue of TIME. The honorees were recognized at the TIME 100 Gala on May 4 in New York City.
TIME is a global multimedia brand that includes TIME magazine, the world's largest weekly newsmagazine, with a domestic audience of 20 million and a global audience of 25 million; four worldwide editions of TIME magazine; TIME for Kids; and TIME.com, which draws over 9.9 million unique visitors a month [ComScore] and has over 2 million Twitter followers.
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