Last updated on: 6/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Russ Feingold, JD Biography

Title:
Former US Senator (D-WI)
Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“Senator Feingold accept[ed] the Henry W. Edgerton Civil Liberties Award from the ACLU of the National Capital Region for his lone vote against the USA Patriot Act.”

“Senator Feingold On The USA Patriot Act,” feingold.senate.gov (accessed Oct. 31, 2007)

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:
  • US Senator (D-WI), 1992-2011
  • Recipient, Charles Dick Medal of Merit, National Guard Association of the United States, 2004
  • GRecipient, olden Triangle Award, National Farmers Union, 2004
  • Recipient, Polio Eradication Champion, Rotary International, 2004
  • Recipient, Champion of Consumer Rights, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2004
  • Recipient, Public Service Award, Friends of Libraries, 2004
  • Recipient, William Gorham Rice Civil Libertarian of the Year, Wisconsin Civil Liberties Union, 2001
  • Recipient, Community Health Super Hero Award, National Association of Community Health Center, Inc, 2002
  • Senator, Wisconsin State Senate, 1983-1993
  • Attorney, Foley and Lardner, 1979-1985
  • Attorney, LaFollette and Sinykin, 1979-1985
Education:
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1979
  • BA, Rhodes Scholar, Magdalen College, Oxford University, 1977
  • BA, University of Wisconsin, 1975
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the USA PATRIOT Act Have Been Made Law?