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Sanford Levinson, JD, PhD Biography

Professor of Law at the University of Texas
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"

“I of course believe that the ACLU is good for America, even if I happen to disagree on occasion with some of the specific positions taken by the organization. It has, by and large, vigorously defended the civil liberties of unpopular minorities and thus provides a valuable ‘pushback’ against a government disinclined to ask questions about the legitimacy of its own (mis)conduct.”

Email to, Mar. 28, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Law, University of Texas, 1980-present
  • Professor, Department of Government, University of Texas
  • Professor, Department of Politics, Princeton University
  • Centennial Chair in Law, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr., University of Texas
  • Affiliated with the Shalom Hartman Institute of Jewish Philosophy in Jerusalem
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Member, American Civil Liberties Union (formerly on the ACLU New Jersey State Board of Directors)
  • JD, Stanford, 1973
  • PhD, Harvard, 1969
  • AB, Duke University, 1962
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Quoted in:
  1. Is Gun Ownership an Individual Right Guaranteed by the Second Amendment?
  2. Is the ACLU Good for America?