In this episode, we attempt to chronicle what we consider the decline of the ACLU. We begin with a game where we take a drink every time Chase Strangio tells a lie in this interview on Democracy Now. Then we discuss this recent New York Times article: "Once a Bastion of Free Speech, the A.C.L.U. Faces an Identity Crisis".
Articles by Sasha White
In this episode Sasha and Nesim have a conversation about the conflict in Israel and Palestine. Nesim begins the episode by providing some history of Israel and the Middle East, and then they discuss the events of May 2021 and share their thoughts on elements of the conflict such as antisemitism, the question of whether Israel is an apartheid state, and the role of U.S. imperial policy in the region.
New Women’s Scholarship Created to Honor the Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Open to Males Who Self-Identify as Female
A new scholarship for “women law students” established in 2020 to honor the memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is open to anyone who “self-identifies” as a woman. The stated mission of the scholarship, which offers next year’s recipients the significant amount of $10,000 per year, is “to advance equity and diversity within the legal profession by expanding career opportunities for women attorneys and supporting those attorneys in their legal educations and careers.”