Distinguished Professor of Law at Wayne State University
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
"For many years, I have been a cooperating attorney for the ACLU, litigating cases involving equality, freedom of speech, and personal freedoms in Kentucky, Michigan, and elsewhere. Not all of the cases that I litigated have ended successfully, but many of them have. Likewise, many constitutional challenges brought by ACLU throughout the nation for over 90 years have ended successfully with a favorable court decision finding a violation of constitutional rights. Whenever a court upholds a constitutional challenge and finds a violation of constitutional rights, this means that the guarantees of the Constitution have been vindicated. If one believes that rights guaranteed by the Constitution must be safeguarded, as I think most Americans do, then the ACLU, with its long and successful history of protecting the constitutional rights of all Americans, must be considered to be good for America."