Last updated on: 10/19/2007 | Author:

Jeff Jacoby, JD Biography

Opinion Columnist
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"

“The ACLU has fought to stop town plows from clearing snow in church parking lots, to prevent Mothers Against Drunk Driving from putting up small white crosses at the sites of fatal drunk-driving accidents, and, of course, to shoot down anything that smacks of organized prayer on public school grounds. But it is hard to see how it can possibly top its latest campaign: an assault on the motto of the State of Ohio.”

Boston Globe, June 1, 2005

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:
  • Op-Ed Columnist, Boston Globe; Political commentator for WBUR, Boston’s National Public Radio affiliate, 1994-present
  • Chief Editorial Writer, Boston Herald, 1987-1994
  • Assistant to Dr. John Silber, President of Boston University, 1985-1987
  • Deputy Manager of Ray Shamie’s campaign for the US Senate, 1984
  • JD, Boston University Law School, 1983
  • Attended George Washington University, Degree Unknown, 1979
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does the US Need Affirmative Action?