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Richard Delgado, JD Biography

Title:
Professor of Law at Seattle University
Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“Indeed, primarily because the Ku Klux Klan and similar clients are so bad, the ACLU gets to feel romantic and virtuous; and the rest of us, who despise racism and bigotry, are seen as benighted fools because we do not understand how the First Amendment really works… Sometimes, defending Nazis is simply defending Nazis.”

1995

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:
  • Professor of Law, Seattle University
  • University Distinguished Professor of Law and Derrick Bell Fellow, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Series Co-Editor, Everyday Law, Paradigm Publishers
  • Series Co-Editor, Critical America, NYU Press
  • Recipient, Six Gustavus Myers Awards for Outstanding Book on Human Rights in North America
  • Recipient, American Library Association’s Outstanding Academic Book
  • Recipient, Pulitzer Price nomination
Education:
  • AB, Mathematics and Philosophy, University of Washington
  • JD, University of California at Berkeley, 1974
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Do University Regulations Against Offensive Speech Often Inhibit Freedom of Expression?