Last updated on: 6/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Asa Hutchinson, JD Biography

Title:
Former Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security
Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“First of all, Laura Murphy of the ACLU is a good friend of mine. We’ve worked on a lot of issues together and I have enormous respect for [the ACLU]. And they bring a very valuable viewpoint to the debate. That’s the kind of checks and balances that make our system work well.”

Speech at the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, Apr. 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Partner, Homeland Security practice, Venable Law Firm, DC, 2005-present
  • Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security, 2003-2005
  • Director, Drug Enforcement Administration, 2001-2003
  • Member of Congress, Third District of Arkansas, 1997-2001
  • Chairman, Arkansas State Republican Committee, 1990-1995
  • United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, 1982-1985
  • City Attorney, Bentonville, Arkansas, 1977-1978
  • Practiced law in Fort Smith, Arkansas, for 21 years
Education:
  • JD, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1975
  • BS, Bob Jones University, Greenville, Arkansas, 1972
  • Springdale High School, Springdale, Arkansas, 1968
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does the "No-Fly" List Make Us Safer?