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Stephen L. Carter, JD Biography

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"

“I think the ACLU is wrong to oppose religious expression in the public square, but being wrong is not the same as being evil.

More to point, the ACLU is often right about the First Amendment’s free exercise clause, taking on fights that others refuse.”

“The ACLU is Not Evil,” Christianity Today, May 1, 2006

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:
  • William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Yale Law School, 1982-present
  • Columnist, Christianity Today
  • Associate, Shea & Gardner, Washington, DC, 1981-1982
  • Law Clerk, Justice Thurgood Marshall, US Supreme Court, 1980-1981
  • Law Clerk, Judge Spottswood W. Robinson III, US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, 1979-1980
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1979
  • BA, Stanford University, 1976
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU Anti-Christian?