Last updated on: 7/12/2016 | Author:

Carol Rose, JD Biography

Executive Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"

“Since the ACLU was founded in 1920, there have been 17 presidents in the White House. They’ve come and gone, some better—and a few much worse—than others. Throughout, the ACLU has remained steadfast in our nonpartisan mission of promoting civil rights and defending civil liberties—regardless of who’s in office… America needs the ACLU as an independent voice for civil rights and civil liberties, ready to meet challenges and seize opportunities to promote equal justice for all… Especially in times of tyranny, the ACLU’s liberty work is paramount.”

“ACLU: Defending Liberty and Democracy in an Election Year,”, May 2016

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Executive Director, ACLU of Massachusetts, Jan. 2004-present
  • Former attorney, Hill & Barlow
  • Former law clerk, US District Court Judge Patti Saris
  • Former reporter, United Press International, Des Moines Register, New York Times
  • Education:
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1996
  • MSc, London School of Economics, 1986
  • BS, Stanford University, 1983
  • Other:
  • As an attorney, she specialized in First Amendment and media law, intellectual property, civil rights, and international human rights law.
  • Quoted in:
    1. Is the ACLU Good for America?