Speaker - Anthony D. Romero

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Anthony D. Romero is the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, the nation's premier defender of liberty and individual freedom. He took the helm of the organization just seven days before the September 11, 2001 attacks. Shortly afterward, the ACLU launched its national Keep America Safe and Free campaign to protect basic freedoms during a time of crisis, achieving court victories on the Patriot Act, uncovering thousands of pages of documents detailing the torture and abuse of detainees in U.S. custody, and filing the first successful legal challenge to the Bush administration's illegal NSA spying program. Romero also led the ACLU in establishing the John Adams Project, a joint effort with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to assist the under-resourced military defense lawyers in the Guantánamo military commissions.

3 Programs

The Fight for Freedom in the 21st Century

04.13.15 | 01:03:12 min | 0 comments

Anthony Romero: The Urgency of Action in the Age of Obama

04.30.09 | 01:07:16 min | 1 comment

Anthony Romero: In Defense of America

06.18.07 | 01:06:42 min | 0 comments