Battle Inside the ACLU: Should Progressive Causes Trump Free Speech Rights?
This new attitude is causing considerable anguish among traditional free speech liberals.
I was a liberal once upon a time and supported the American Civil Liberties Union when it defended Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. A lot of liberals understood that even vile members of our society have First Amendment rights. And if you deprive them of their rights, no one is safe.
Skokie, Illinois was a big test for liberals. In the late 1970s, neo-Nazi…