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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:14 PM
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Nadine Strossen for Supreme Court


Nadine Strossen has written, lectured, and practiced extensively in the areas of constitutional law, civil liberties, and international human rights. Since 1991, she has served as president of the American Civil Liberties Union, the first woman to head the nations largest and oldest civil liberties organization.

The National Law Journal has twice named Professor Strossen one of The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. In 1996, Working Woman Magazine listed her among the 350 Women Who Changed the World 19761996. In 1997, Upside Magazine included her in the Elite 100: 100 Executives Leading The Digital Revolution. In 1998, Vanity Fair Magazine included Professor Strossen in Americas 200 Most Influential Women. In 1999, Ladies Home Journal included her in Americas 100 Most Important Women.

In 2005, Professor Strossen was honored by the University of Tulsa College of Law and the Tulsa Law Review, which made her scholarly work the subject of their Fifth Annual Legal Scholarship Symposium titled Nadine Strossen: Scholar as Activist.

Since becoming ACLU President, Professor Strossen has made more than 200 public presentations per year before diverse audiences, including on more than 500 campuses and in many foreign countries. She comments frequently on legal issues in the national media, having appeared on virtually every national news program. She has been a monthly columnist for two Web-zines and a weekly commentator on the Talk America Radio Network. In October 2001, Professor Strossen made her professional theater debut as the guest star in Eve Enslers award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues, during a week-long run at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. Professor Strossens writings have been published in many scholarly and general interest publications (more than 250 published works). Her book, Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Womens Rights (Scribner, 1995), was named by The New York Times as a Notable Book of 1995 and was republished in October 2000 by NYU Press, with a new introduction by the author. Her coauthored book, Speaking of Race, Speaking of Sex: Hate Speech, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties (NYU Press, 1995), was named an outstanding book by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America.

In 1986, Professor Strossen became one of the first three women to receive the U.S. Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award; she was also the first American woman to win the Jaycees Internationals The Outstanding Young Persons of the World Award. Professor Strossen has received honorary Doctor of Law degrees from the University of Rhode Island, the University of Vermont, San Joaquin College of Law, Rocky Mountain College, the Massachusetts School of Law, and Mount Holyoke College. Other awards include: the Women of Distinction award from the Womens League for Conservative Judaism, the Media Institutes Freedom of Speech Award, the Free Speech Coalitions Freedom Isnt Free Award, and the National Council of Jewish Womens Women Who Dared Award. Professor Strossen is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Professor Strossen graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College (1972) and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School (1975), where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Before becoming a law professor, she practiced law for nine years in Minneapolis (her hometown) and New York City.

Professor Strossen is married to Eli M. Noam, professor at Columbia Universitys Graduate School of Business and founding director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information. They have residences in Manhattan and Kent Lakes, New York.


I want a Free Speech Absolutist on the bench again!
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:18 PM
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1. Any idea if she said anything about the Iraq war?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:24 PM
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3. She was president of the ACLU back in 2002, and they were against it
So I assume she was too...
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:20 PM
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2. If only because it'd cause cardiac arrest among the GOPhers, I'm for it.
While there's not even a snowball's chance in Hell, she'd be excellent, imho.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:58 PM
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4. And she's been a professor of constitutional law at New York Law School (not NYULS)
for about 20 years.

I appreciated my professor but I really wanted her. She's a BIG protector of the First Amendment.
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Thothmes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:32 PM
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5. What is her opinion of the Second Amendment?
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:25 PM
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6. I honestly don't know. I'd have to search online for that.
When I was in school, her main interest was the First Amendment, and favoring Freedom of Speech Clause above all others.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 11:26 AM
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8. You had Strossen for a Prof?
Too cool!
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:34 PM
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7. I've always loved her book, "Defending Pornography"
Ms. Strossen is a first-rate first amendment scholar.
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