The American Civil Liberties Union gets a lot of grief but has been remarkably consistent over the years in supporting civil liberties — regardless of whether it’s a liberal or a conservative cause. But that consistency may not extend to its own board members.
The ACLU is considering a new standard in which its board members would be discouraged from publicly criticizing ACLU policies and internal administration, The New York Times reported. Some board members are flummoxed. "You sure that didn’t come out of Dick Cheney’s office?" former ACLU board member Nat Hentoff asked. "For the national board to consider promulgating a gag order on its members — I can’t think of anything more contrary to the reason the ACLU exists."
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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