Last updated on: 6/11/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Edwin Meese, III, JD Biography

Title:
Former US Attorney General
Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“[Characterizing] some nine or 10 different organizations — the Prisoners’ Union, the ACLU and a whole group of others…[Attorney General Meese stated that] there has actually been the emergence, not only in California but throughout the nation, of what might be described as a criminals’ lobby.”

Speech to the California Peace Officers Association, May 11, 1981

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:
  • Attorney General of the United States, 1985-1988
  • Counselor to President Ronald Reagan, 1981-1985
  • University of San Diego, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Criminal Justice Policy and Management, 1977-1981
  • Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff for Governor Reagan, 1969-1974
  • Legal Affairs Secretary for Governor Reagan, 1967-1969
  • Deputy District Attorney of Alameda County, CA, 1959-1967
  • Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy and Chairman, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Heritage Foundation
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute of United States Studies, University of London
Education:
  • JD, University of California at Berkeley, 1958
  • BA, Yale University, 1953
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
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