SIO68: On Many Sides in Charlottesville and the ACLU with Charone Frankel

I’ve got some thoughts about Charlottesville, and then Charone Frankel of Habeas Humor to talk about whether the ACLU holds any responsibility for Nazi movements in America, since they’ve defended them in the past (and had a small hand in the Charlottesville case).

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I wasn’t really sure I had anything to add to this conversation until your guest made the analogy about superheroes. There’s an Op-Ed in the New York Times today critiquing the way the ACLU acts on their blanket mission statement by focussing on the way economic factors interact with political speech, essentially arguing that the organization could better achieve its stated goals with a more nuanced approach to the cases it takes. Honestly, it’s not my area of expertise, and the article didn’t feel especially thorough or compelling, but insofar as the ACLU is inadvertently/reluctantly subsidizing the legal fees of… Read more »

The case she cited about the professor who was fired from standford and tried to go to a uni in Colorado who alleged that he was discriminated against because he was a Marxist: She said that would’ve been right exept there were these other instances that probably lead to him not being hired. But why would that have been right? I thought political affiliating isn’t a protected group. Is it different in Colorado or am I missing something else?


they mention it around 40:00 I think


In potentially relevant news, today the ACLU announced they will no longer be taking on cases involving hate-groups that intend to march with firearms.