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The Women of the ACLU

The Women of the ACLU

By Susan Herman, President, ACLU at 11:10am
(Editor's note: We know it's no longer Women's History Month, but we still have a lot more to say! We'll be featuring a few more posts in April.)

The Limits of Advocacy: Lawyers for Terrorists/Lawyers for Torturers

By Susan Herman, President, ACLU at 10:30am

When Liz Cheney released an ad charging that attorneys who had defended terrorism suspects were not fit to work in the Department of Justice, individual lawyers and the organized bar reacted with across-the-board outrage. Some, like former Attorney…

The ACLU and the Military: A Natural Alliance

By Susan Herman, President, ACLU at 5:15pm

I recently had the fascinating experience of speaking at the U.S. Army War College about civil liberties and national security, as part of a weeklong seminar the college was conducting on national security issues. Many thought that it was surprising…

Ordinary Americans and the War on Terror

Ordinary Americans and the War on Terror

By Susan Herman, President, ACLU at 3:00pm

Any declaration of war has unforeseen consequences. Our government's decision to react to the events of 9/11 by declaring "war" on terrorism has posed an enormous threat to our fundamental rights and even to the structures of our democracy,…

New ACLU President On Elections

By Susan Herman, President, ACLU at 3:45pm

I had a busy weekend being elected President of the American Civil Liberties Union.

My first thought after the election was that the ACLU could certainly teach the country a lot about how to run a presidential election. All efforts were…