When it comes to the ACLU, it seems that they attract the most left-leaning lawyers in the country, and even in the rare instances that they DO decide to help a conservative, there are always some in their ranks who protest.
When the ACLU decided to actually represent right-wing figure Milo Yiannopoulos, whose advertisements for his new book were taken down from the Washington Metro transit cars, one of their lawyers issued a statement condemning the decision.
Not only did the lawyer, Chase Strangio, disagree with the ACLU for defending Milo, he went on to criticize the First Amendment itself; the very thing that makes America so great.
According to Strangio, “Though his ability to speak is protected by the First Amendment, I don’t believe in protecting principle for the sake of principle in all cases.”
Sounds like a typical liberal: if they don’t like what you say, they don’t believe the First Amendment should apply to you.
From The Federalist
An American Civil Liberties Union lawyer is speaking out against the firm’s decision to represent alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos in a lawsuit against Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
The ACLU is suing WMATA over advertising policies they say violate one’s First Amendment right to free speech. Transit officials yanked advertisements for Yiannopoulos’s book from its Metro cars. WMATA officials said the ads violated its advertising policies, which prohibits ads “intended to influence members of the public regarding an issue on which there are varying opinions,” or that “intend to influence public policy.”
Ironically, Washington transit officials banned ads from the ACLU featuring text from the First Amendment translated into several languages. WMATA also banned ads from Carafem, an abortion provider hawking an abortifacient drug, and ads from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) encouraging people to eat vegan.
ACLU attorney Chase Strangio, who represented Chelsea Manning, took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon to decry the firm’s decision to represent the provocateur.
Here is my personal statement on today’s ACLU lawsuit defending that horrible person. I speak only for myself. pic.twitter.com/4KzsoqnmUn
— Chase Strangio (@chasestrangio) August 9, 2017
“Though his ability to speak is protected by the First Amendment, I don’t believe in protecting principle for the sake of principle in all cases,” Strangio wrote in a lengthy statement. “His actions have consequences.”