Last updated on: 6/9/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Eugene Volokh, JD Biography

Title:
Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“I often disagree with the ACLU, and I sometimes even condemn it with some force for its actions. But we’d…open ourselves up to making false allegations (which is bad itself) and look foolish (which is bad instrumentally) if we fall into a visceral hostility to the ACLU that clouds our judgment, and leads us both to ignore the correct positions that the ACLU takes and to misstate the ACLU’s supposed errors.”

Volokh Conspiracy, Jan. 14, 2006

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:
  • Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
  • Founder and coauthor of The Volokh Conspiracy, a blog that gets over 20,000 unique visitors per weekday
  • Clerk, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Clerk, Judge Alex Kozinski on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Computer Programmer
Education:
  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law
  • BS, Math-Computer, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU Justified in Claiming That Limits on Political Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Compromise Free Speech?
  2. Is the ACLU Pro-Criminal?