Daily Archives: 01/27/2012

Fighting for Free Expression: Censoring Others Leads to Others Censoring You

The ACLU fights for artistic freedom because we believe that the First Amendment is based on the belief that in a free and democratic society, individuals must be free to decide for themselves what to read, write, paint, draw, see…

1960 Flashback – 40th Anniversary Issue of ACLU’s Civil Liberties Newsletter: Looking Back at Looking Back

2010 is the ACLU’s 90th Anniversary. Here is how the organization looked at its 40th Anniverary in 1960. The Palmer Raids, The Scopes Case, Upton Sinclair, The Scottsboro Boys, and on and on. In fact, if you look carefully, you’ll…

On A.L. Wirin – One of Our Legends: Lawyer fought for rights of all, by Paul Weeks

Note: The following column by Paul Weeks was published several months before veteran newsman Weeks passed away at age 86. It is only one man’s view of legendary ACLU attorney A.L. Wirin, but it is compelling. Lawyer fought for all…

A San Diego & Imperial Counties’ 75-Year Timeline: Celebrating 75 Years Fighting for Fundamental Freedoms

Click here for a poster detailing highlights from our first 75 years fighting for civil liberties in San Diego and Imperial counties. If you have stories or cases the ACLU of San Diego was involved in over the years, please…

How the ACLU Works: 50-State Network

The ACLU is a 50-state network of staffed affiliate offices in most major cities, more than 300 chapters in smaller towns, and regional offices in Denver and Atlanta. Work is coordinated by a national office in New York, aided by…