Civil Liberties

The ACLU on Executive Power


"It's easy to talk in platitudes about liberty, but when you're giving the Department of Justice the authority to pry into the lives of individual Americans who have no connection to terrorism, how do you square those two things?"

That's from Conor Friedersdorf's Atlantic interview with Michael W. Macleod-Ball, the chief of staff in the ACLU's Washington, D.C., office, who says that the most important civil liberties issue at this moment in history is "the aggregation of power in the executive branch." Well worth reading.