Senior Staff Attorney,
ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice and Equality
Carl Takei is a senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice and Equality. He litigates police practices, advances the ACLU’s affirmative vision for bias-free and constitutional policing, and coordinates policing-related litigation and advocacy across multiple ACLU projects and centers. The scope of this work includes all federal, state, and local police forces that operate in U.S. communities.
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.