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

Heather MacDonald, JD Biography

Title:
Fellow at the Manhattan Institute
Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“But however contemptible the ACLU’s hypocrisy, it pales in comparison to its position on terrorism…. In the ACLU’s worldview, it is the administration, not the 9/11 attacks, that has ‘created a climate of fear’ nationally. Al Qaeda? Never heard of it…..

Such fantasies make for great fundraising pitches. The ACLU has been raking in the dough — and not just from payroll deductions — since 9/11.”

National Review, Aug. 4, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • John M. Olin Fellow, Manhattan Institute
  • Contributing Editor, City Journal
  • Appointed to Mayor Giuliani’s task force on the City University of New York, 1998
  • Former Attorney-Advisor, Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Former Law Clerk, Honorable Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Volunteer, National Resource Defense Fund, New York City
Education:
  • JD, Stanford University Law School
  • MA, English, Mellon Fellowship, Cambridge University
  • BA, English, Yale University
Other:
  • Frequent guest on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and other television and radio programs
Quoted in:
  1. Does the PATRIOT Act Unfairly Target Minority and Immigrant Communities?
  2. Do Current Drug Laws and Policies Discriminate Against Minorities and Women?
  3. Should Racial Profiling Be Accepted as a Law Enforcement Practice?
  4. Does the ACLU Undermine the War on Terror?