Last updated on: 8/7/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Burton Caine, JD Biography

Title:
Former President of the ACLU Greater Philadelphia Branch
Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“As an active member of the ACLU for over 50 years including President of the Greater Philadelphia Branch and member of the Pennsylvania state board and several national committees, I have always cherished my membership in the foremost civil rights organization in the nation.”

ACLU Philadelphia website (accessed Sep. 29, 2006)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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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:
  • Lectured on behalf of the United States Government on topics of Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties and Antitrust in India, Nepal, New Zealand, The Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Lesotho, Zambia, Kenya, Liberia, France, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Japan, Korea, Germany, Norway, Columbia, Israel and the people’s Republic of China, 1983-present
  • Professor of Law, Temple University, Beasly School of Law, 1977-Apr. 2017
  • Chair, Board of Directors of Americans for Religious Liberty
  • Director, Israel Program, a cooperative venture of Temple Law School and Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, 1978-2005
  • Taught in the Temple Law School Program for Chinese graduate students in Beijing, 2001 and 2003
  • Taught at Temple University Japan and laid the groundwork for Temple’s semester abroad program in Tokyo, 1991
  • Two terms President, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Greater Philadelphia Branch
  • General Counsel, ACLU, Greater Philadelphia Branch
  • Partner, Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen law firm
  • Former member, Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Air Force
  • Former Chair, Greater Philadelphia Lawyers Committee for Soviet Jewry
  • Former member, Academic Freedom and Church-State Committees of the National ACLU
  • Former member, Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Air Force
  • Former Board of Directors of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, an honor society
Education:
  • JD, Harvard University Law School
  • BA, English, University of Pennsylvania
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU a Communist or Left-Wing Organization?
  2. Is the ACLU Good for America?