Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
"Since the ACLU was founded in 1920, there have been 17 presidents in the White House. They've come and gone, some better—and a few much worse—than others. Throughout, the ACLU has remained steadfast in our nonpartisan mission of promoting civil rights and defending civil liberties—regardless of who’s in office... America needs the ACLU as an independent voice for civil rights and civil liberties, ready to meet challenges and seize opportunities to promote equal justice for all... Especially in times of tyranny, the ACLU's liberty work is paramount."
"ACLU: Defending Liberty and Democracy in an Election Year," aclum.org, May 2016
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:
Executive Director, ACLU of Massachusetts, Jan. 2004-present
Former attorney, Hill & Barlow
Former law clerk, US District Court Judge Patti Saris
Former reporter, United Press International, Des Moines Register, New York Times
JD, Harvard Law School, 1996
MSc, London School of Economics, 1986
BS, Stanford University, 1983
As an attorney, she specialized in First Amendment and media law, intellectual property, civil rights, and international human rights law.