Nadine Strossen

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American lawyer and former president of the American Civil Liberties Union

Why Is Nadine Strossen Influential?

Formerly the president of the American Civil Liberties Union, Nadine Strossen has built a career as a champion of civil liberties and advocacy. Currently she is a professor at New York Law School and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Strossen completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard in 1972, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1975, graduating magna cum laude. Following her studies, Strossen practiced law in Minneapolis and New York before joining the law faculty of New York Law School in 1988. She assumed her role as president of the ACLU in 1991, becoming the first woman and youngest person to hold the position ever; she remained at the post until 2008.

Among Strossen’s views are cannabis legalization (she is a co-chair for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), and resisting hate speech through counter-speech and activism (rather than censorship and legislation).

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According to Wikipedia, Nadine Strossen is an American civil liberties activist who was president of the American Civil Liberties Union from February 1991 to October 2008. A liberal feminist, she was the first woman and the youngest person to ever lead the ACLU. A professor at New York Law School, Strossen is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and other professional organizations.

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