This weekend the ACLU elected my wonderful former colleague, Brooklyn Law School Professor Susan Herman, as its new president. There are many things to love about Susan: her integrity, her intelligence and her wisdom, among others. Susan’s recent scholarship has centered on the Patriot Act and other Bush era horrors. At Brooklyn,she teaches constitutional law and criminal law as well as a seminar on terrorism and civil liberties that routinely produces a long student waiting list. The ACLU chose well, and we can all celebrate that such an immensely important organization will be led by such an immensely principled and gracious woman.
Nan Hunter – cross posted at hunter of justice