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In the case of Edward Crayton, the man protesting Walmart’s pro-gay policies who is being represented by the ACLU, a Federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction allowing him to continue his protests pending the outcome of the case. The case is scheduled to begin January 26th.

ACLU Defends Walmart Protestor

Pay attention now, STACLU. The ACLU of Louisiana is defending a Christian man’s right to protest outside a Walmart over their pro-gay policies. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed a lawsuit Friday on behalf of a man who was chased away from the front of a Wal-Mart store when he tried to protest…

Hentoff on ACLU’s Internal Troubles

Nat Hentoff has a column in USA Today about the internal struggle for control of the ACLU’s national board going on right now. As I’ve said in the past, I am firmly on the side of the dissidents who have formed SaveTheACLU and tried to remove the current leadership. In a battle between true civil…

Fanaticism Kills Irony

Ah, our old pal Glib Fortuna is back with another ridiculous post in which he demonstrates that fanaticism eliminates all recognition of irony (to say nothing of hypocrisy). He casually claims that “The ACLU’s totalitarian impulse is deeply rooted and inseparable from its ideology…”. But Glib actively defends a President who claims the authority to…

Muslims in the ACLU

Just when you think STACLU can’t get any more ridiculous you come across this post by davef, announcing breathlessly that a – gasp! – Muslim has joined the national board of the ACLU. Laila Al-Qatami of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee is joining the ACLU board and, apparently, davef thinks that the mere fact that she’s…

I know, that’s like figuring out which day Mike Tyson was the biggest jerk on. But I think it might be true. This story tries to tie every bad guy in their universe together in one single narrative – Bill Clinton, the ACLU, Muslim terrorists and separation of church and state. Here’s their claim: A…

More Goodies from STACLU

My only regret about STACLU is not discovering them sooner; their usefulness as blog fodder is virtually unmatched. Only the Worldnutdaily comes close, and for most of the same reasons. They’ve got two delightfully wacky posts up right now. The first, from jonjayray, may have shattered the world record for most absurd violation of Godwin’s…

Glib Fortuna’s Heroes

Glib has a post at STACLU where he admiringly cites two columns, one by Alan Sears of the ADF and one by Mike Adams. Both of those columns are loaded with ridiculous arguments. The column by Sears is one of the funniest ones you’ll read this week, trust me. In attempting to establish the “fury…

STACLU on Judging from the Legislature

Our pals at STACLU are quoting a blog post by a lawyer named Ray Kraft, encouraging Congress to pass legislation defining the terms of the Constitution so that the courts can’t. Here’s Kraft’s suggestion: “But there is a Third Way here – and that is for Congress to debate and define, by legislation, the controversial…

STACLU has been busy adding new contributors lately. It appears that they’ve been seeking out every anti-ACLU crank they can find on the internet and asking them to post there. Unfortunately, the quality of the arguments and the level of intellectual honesty hasn’t budged. A new contributor named davef, from Revealing the ACLU, has joined…