The ACLU in American Life

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cardozo School of Law - Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003

The New York Lawyer Chapter and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society, and Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy presented:


The ACLU in American Life



  • Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent, The New York Times
  • Heather Mac Donald, John M. Olin Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  • Theodore B. Olson, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Former United States Solicitor General
  • Deborah Pearlstein, Assistant Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Steven R. Shapiro, Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union; Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School

Moderated by:

  • Jeffrey Brown, Senior Correspondent, PBS Newshour


Through litigation and public education, the ACLU is constantly engaged in national debate over issues such as national security, public safety, freedom of thought, civil rights, reproductive rights, academic freedom and same sex marriage. This highly accomplished panel explored controversial topics that are signature issues for the ACLU and will be prominent this election year.