American Civil Rights Union


American Civil Rights Union

The American Civil Rights Union is a civil liberties organization founded by former Reagan Administration official Robert Carleson in 1998. The ACRU has filed amicus briefs in all of the major court cases involving the Boy Scouts of America since the 2000 U.S. Supreme Court case of "Boy Scouts of America v. Dale". Peter Ferrara is the ACRU Legal Director, and Susan Carleson is the Chairman. [ [http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=25767 Human Events] URL accessed 2008-04-06. ]

The ACRU Policy Board consists of seven leading conservative attorneys, diplomats, and scholars:
*Hon. Edwin Meese III, former U.S. Attorney General
*Hon. William Bradford Reynolds, former assistant U.S. Attorney General for Civil Rights
*Dean Kenneth W. Starr, former U.S. Solicitor General and Dean of the Pepperdine School of Law
*Dr. James Q. Wilson, professor, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy
*Dean J. Clayburn LaForce, former Dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management
*Ambassador Curtin Winsor, former U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica
*Prof. Walter E. Williams, professor of economics, George Mason University

The ACRU Mission Statement is as follows:

Civil rights are the fundamental liberties that all Americans should enjoy as a matter of basic morality, as well as Constitutional protection. Several organizations exist to protect one aspect or another of our civil rights and liberties. But the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) is dedicated to protecting our fundamental rights and liberties across the board.

The ACRU's main focus areas are:

*Property Rights
*Freedom of Religion
*Equality Under the Law
*Right to Keep and Bear Arms
*Individual Liberty and Federalism

References

External links

* [http://www.theacru.org ACRU website]
* [http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=10196 ACRU Charity Statistics]
* [http://www.mediatransparency.org/recipientgrants.php?recipientID=1991 ACRU Donors and Grants]


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