"This is a clear case for the Civil Liberties Union"

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was formed in 1920 from an older organisation known as the National Civil Liberties Bureau. The organisation has a broad remit which includes religious liberty, the separation of church and state, drug law reform, prisoners' rights, affirmative action to redress discrimination, and the rights and welfare of immigrants

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Inevitably, ACLU regularly arouses controversy as it pursues an unambiguous line on freedom of speech and expression. The same organisation that, in 1954, was instrumental in the move to ban racial segregation in US public schools and which, in 1967, successfully argued against state bans on interracial marriage, was also the organisation that, in 1977, opposed a ban on Neo-Nazi parades in the village of Stokie, Illinois.