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The Source: Exploring Civil Liberties And "The Taming Of Free Speech"


Today, the ACLU is in the middle of virtually every controversy we enjoy, from the government and Yahoo scraping emails, public access to videos of police shootings, voter ID, rights for the homeless and athletes choosing not to stand for the national anthem. 

So what is the American Civil Liberties Union and what are civil liberties as we know them today, compared to how they were understood in America and in the courts before World War I?


Laura Weinrib, author of "The Taming of Free Speech - America's Civil Liberties Compromise"