- Senior National Staff Counsel at the ACLU
- Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Editor’s Note: Chris Hansen has been working for the ACLU for more than 30 years
May 17, 2004
- Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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:
- Senior Staff Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 1984-present
- Staff, Mental Health Law Project, ACLU; then Director, Mental Patients’ Rights Project, NYCLU, 1973-1984
- Lead counsel in Reno v. ACLU, the ACLU’s historic and successful challenge to federal Internet content regulations.
- Key litigator in the landmark “Willowbrook” case (NYSARC v. Carey), which prompeted major changes in the care of mentally retarded people
- Lead counsel in Brown v. Board of Education, III, a reopened case that forced a Kansas school district to honor the Supreme Court’s mandate and desegregate the public schools
- JD, University of Chicago
- Carleton College
- Lectured at law schools including Yale, University of Utah, Rutgers, Pace, Touro and New York University
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