"Democracy Dies Behind Closed Doors": Civil Liberties and National Defense
by Nadine Strossen
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR | Nadine Strossen
American Civil Liberties Union
USA Patriot Act
ACLU report: "Insatiable Appetite: The Government's Demand for New and Unnecessary Powers after September 11"
Coleen Rowley's Memo to FBI Director Robert Mueller
Nadine Strossen, professor of law at New York Law School, has written, lectured and practiced extensively in the areas of constitutional law, civil liberties and international human rights. In 1991, she was elected president of the American Civil Liberties Union, the first woman to head the organization.
The National Law Journal has twice named Strossen one of "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America." Her writings have been published in more than 100 publications and she writes monthly columns for the online journals Intellectual Capital and The Position.
Strossen graduated magna cum laude in 1975 from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Before becoming a law professor, she practiced law for nine years in Minneapolis and New York City.COPYRIGHT | This material was adapted from a lecture given on October 23, 2002 at the University of Chicago Law School. Copyright 2002 the University of Chicago.
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