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(ACLU), nonpartisan organization devoted to the preservation and extension of the basic rights set forth in the U.S. Constitution. Founded (1920) by such prominent figures as Jane Addams, Helen Keller, Judah Magnus, and Norman Thomas, the ACLU grew
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For Clint Bolick, the critical moment came in 1977, when the ACLU took the side of the University of California at Davis in Allan Bakke's racial discrimination lawsuit, the landmark Supreme Court case that opened the door to racial quotas in college admissions.
The ACLU has previously maintained that since the Scouts profess a belief in God it should be considered a church.
On September 14, the ACLU, on behalf of the Ranks, filed suit against the Secret Service and Greg Jenkins, deputy assistant to the President and director of White House advance work.
But with 250,000 members, a budget of more than $15 million, and an important presence in Washington, the ACLU is one of the nation's most powerful lobbies.
The ACLU of Massachusetts, with over 20,000 supporters across the Commonwealth, is a state affiliate of the national ACLU.
As such, Hernandez will spend an indeterminate period of time in a jail cell that the ACLU describes as being "the size of a parking spot," Yahoo Sports reports.
Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, did not return several calls seeking comment.
Critics say the ACLU and other groups have used the threat of legal fees to intimidate communities into removing religious symbols or prohibiting public prayers.
Americans United and the ACLU tried to persuade the board to reverse course, but a majority refused.
The ACLU of New Mexico is working in Berg's behalf.
An "official ACLU bulletin," the paper notes, "says the Constitution forbids school observances 'that promote or emphasize the religious significance' of Christmas, but not aspects that hove become part of our country's secular culture.
Ann Beeson, an ACLU lawyer, told The Washington Post that Marrero's ruling applies only to national security letters related to Internet and e-mail service providers.