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ACLU chooses law professor as president

October 19, 2008

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— The American Civil Liberties Union elected a new president on Saturday, choosing a constitutional law scholar who said she would reach out to African-Americans and to religious communities where the group has often been viewed more as foe than friend.

"We plan to reach out to communities where the ACLU is not well-known or not well-understood," said Brooklyn Law School professor Susan Herman, the organization's general counsel until the vote.

"There's a very widespread misimpression that the ACLU opposes religion" despite its efforts to protect rights to religious expression, Herman told The Associated Press, adding that she was surprised "there aren't more people in the African-American community that believe the ACLU is their organization."

Comments

AjiDeGallina 6 years, 6 months ago

I have to laugh when I hear this continued Lie, or I would be if the extremist conservitives where not threats to the US Constitution.They never mention that the ACLU has defended the NRA, George Bush, Dick Chaney, Rush Limbaugh, and a long list of other conservives and conservitive groups. It would be inconvenient for ACLU detractors to tell the full truth, so they lie.In fact, George Bush's administration has been found to be in violation of the US Constitution more times than ALL PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS COMBINED.I thank God every day that people like the ACLU are trying to protect and defend what George Bush called ..."Just a G...D...Piece of Paper".To me, the Constitution is EVERYTHING for American and those that oppose it's protection are nothing less than enemies of the state.

verity 6 years, 6 months ago

Madmike,If you had actually read the article, you would realize that the new president is a she not a he.And since when does defending the Constitution make one an enemy of the state?The ACLU has defended behavior that I don't approve of, but just because I don't approve of the behavior does not make it unConstitutional.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 6 months ago

I'll happily take "interpreting" the constitution over destroying it.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 6 months ago

Yea, the US Constitution is nothing but a communist conspiracy.

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