Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Irony At The ACLU

Via Instapundit, who got it from a New York Times article:

The American Civil Liberties Union is weighing new standards that would discourage its board members from publicly criticizing the organization's policies and internal administration...

Given the organization's longtime commitment to defending free speech, some former board members were shocked by the proposals.

Consistency. What a concept.


Anonymous said...

Conspiracy theory: The ACLU has been taken over by right wing extremists, who then make up absolutely bizarre cases to pursue knowing that no one at this point can take them seriously.

Too bad. They were good in their day.

Anonymous said...

...good in their day. Let's hope we don't need them again, for some future version of Brown v. Because none of my liberal friends take them seriously, either.

Darren said...

I hope we never again have to sue for something on the magnitude of Brown v. Board.

Lillian said...

Although those BROWN lawyers (Marhsall, Hayes, et al) were the original Dream Team, they never made an iota of the money lawyers make today. Not even close. Not at all.
They're victory was providentially historical.
God Bless 'em!