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Carl Takei

Former Senior Staff Attorney

ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice and Equality


Carl Takei is a former senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice and Equality. He litigated police practices; advanced the ACLU’s affirmative vision for reducing the role, power, presence and responsibilities of police in U.S. communities; and coordinated policing-related litigation and advocacy across multiple ACLU projects and centers.

Previously, Carl was a staff attorney at the ACLU National Prison Project, where he worked on prison privatization, immigration detention, and the intersection between the federal criminal justice system and immigration enforcement. He has also served as a staff attorney/Tony Dunn Foundation law fellow at the ACLU of the Nation’s Capital and as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Paul Barbadoro in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Carl holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School and an A.B. from Brown University.