President of the Open Society Institute and former National Executive Director of the ACLU
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
"From its founding in 1920, the primary purpose of the American Civil Liberties Union has been to defend freedom of speech... The ACLU, therefore, feels obliged to defend any group denied the freedom to speak... Many of the ACLU's battles in the noble cause of freedom of speech have been waged on behalf of despicable clients... [Because] abridgements of freedom are directed first against the most universally despised."