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Steve Gosset is manager of media relations. He joined the ACLU from Columbia Law School, where he served as press officer. He has also worked at CBS News as a writer, editor and producer for radio and TV. Steve also served as a reporter at The Record in Hackensack, N.J., The Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, and a reporter and editor for United Press International in Albany, N.Y.
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ACLU Lens: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Ends Tomorrow, But Not Its Sorry Legacy for Discharged Service Members

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 2:18pm
You can play "Taps" tomorrow for the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that prevented gay service members from serving openly.
Colbert: Voting Advocates Destroying America

Colbert: Voting Advocates Destroying America

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 9:53am

Did you hear the one about the Florida teacher who registered students to vote but was fined $1,000 when she didn’t turn the forms in right away?

Actually, it’s no joke. Then again, it might be, as Stephen Colbert was good enough…

The FBI's War against Dr. King Revisited

The FBI's War against Dr. King Revisited

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 10:17am

Over the course of two decades, the FBI went to war against Dr. Martin Luther King, even though the civil rights leader never knew he was under attack.

As Dr. King’s political power, stature and influence grew, the FBI, under the direction…

Getting Joe Arpaio in Sync with the Constitution and Away from Racial Profiling

Getting Joe Arpaio in Sync with the Constitution and Away from Racial Profiling

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 2:29pm

The rule of law and how Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio runs his office are often mutually exclusive.

ACLU Helps Gawker Shed Light on Christie Meeting with Fox News Chief

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 5:29pm

There’s nothing wrong with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie communicating with Fox News President Roger Ailes. That is, unless Christie wants to hide what he says under the cloak of executive privilege.

And that’s exactly what the…

Orwell Comes to the Guantanamo Tribunal

Orwell Comes to the Guantanamo Tribunal

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 1:07pm

The government wants to censor any statements the defendants have made about how they’ve been treated while in U.S. custody.

"I'll Take the ACLU for $600, Alex"

"I'll Take the ACLU for $600, Alex"

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 12:51pm

The ACLU loves Double Jeopardy. Really.

A quick explanation is in order. We're not talking about the prohibition in the Fifth Amendment against double jeopardy—being tried again for the same crime after being acquitted. Trust us, we're…

ACLU Lens: Appeals Court Blocks Two Sections of Alabama Anti-Immigrant Law Fought by ACLU

ACLU Lens: Appeals Court Blocks Two Sections of Alabama Anti-Immigrant Law Fought by ACLU

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 3:03pm

Two of the more-pernicious sections of HB56, Alabama's sweeping anti-immigrant law, were blocked this afternoon by a federal appeals court.

No Prison for Jaywalking Mom, But She Wants a New Trial

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 1:32pm

We told you yesterday about the plight of Raquel Nelson, a suburban Atlanta woman who was convicted of charges connected to the death of her four-year-old son, who was killed last year by a drunk driver as they crossed a street.

Nelson was…

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