Immigration detention is held to a Fifth Amendment standard, said Lyall of the ACLU.
That kind of argument is harder for private civil rights groups like the ACLU to make persuasively.
“The ACLU attorneys are quite certain that they know what is best for every child in the public sector,” he says.
Never mind that several legal groups, including the ACLU and the Anti-Defamation League, have blasted the Arizona bill.
Schauer Ives says the ACLU plans to sue customs and border protection, as well as the individual doctors involved.
It is also being defended by an assortment of liberals from the ACLU to Planned Parenthood.
That struck the ACLU—and the judge in the case, Alvin Hellerstein—as a specious argument.
“She has picked her moment perfectly—coming out of the ACLU with all this NSA stuff going on,” he said.
The ACLU and its allies are trying to undermine the holiday with lawsuits and annoying billboards.
A fierce liberal and defender of civil liberties who helped found the NAACP and ACLU.