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    The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The A.C.L.U. and the Alt-Right

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    The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The A.C.L.U. and the Alt-Right

    By MICHAEL BARBARO

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    Two months after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned violent, 200 employees of the American Civil Liberties Union have signed a letter saying that the organization’s “rigid stance” on the First Amendment undermines a broader mission that includes commitment to racial justice.

    Will the A.C.L.U. rethink its approach to free speech?

    On today’s episode:

    Joseph Goldstein, a New York Times reporter who writes about policing and the criminal justice system.

    • Abre’ Conner, an A.C.L.U. lawyer in California who signed the letter.

    • David A. Goldberger, a former A.C.L.U. lawyer, who defended neo-Nazis in Skokie, Ill., in the 1970s.

    Background reading:

    • The A.C.L.U.’s defense of the organizer of a white supremacist rally has crystallized a recurring challenge: How to pursue its First Amendment advocacy, even for hate-based groups, without alienating its supporters.

    A question hangs over the organization: What will it do the next time the alt-right seeks the A.C.L.U.’s help?

    Tune in, and tell us what you think. Email us at thedaily@nytimes.com. Tweet me at @mikiebarb. And if you’re interested in advertising with “The Daily,” write to us at thedaily-ads@nytimes.com.

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    Published at Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:37:28 +0000