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Directly benefited from a lawsuit, amicus brief, public statements, consultation, or legal representation from the American Civil Liberties Union. Inclusion on this list does not imply that the beneficiaries necessarily coordinated their legal strategy with the ACLU.

See also: Sued by the ACLU

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Basketball
16-Apr-1947   NBA records for most minutes, most points
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Criminal
23-Apr-1954   Black Panther, sentenced to death
Anwar al-Awlaki
Religion
22-Apr-1971 30-Sep-2011 Yemeni video cleric, AQAP
Marion Barry
Politician
6-Mar-1936   Twice Mayor of Washington, DC
Emily Bazelon
Journalist
1971   Senior Editor of Slate
Arthur Bremer
Assassin
21-Aug-1950   Shot Governor George Wallace
Ward Churchill
Activist
2-Oct-1947   Compared WTC victims to Adolf Eichmann
William Sloane Coffin
Activist
1-Jun-1924 12-Apr-2006 Civilly disobedient chaplain
Lester Cole
Screenwriter
19-Jun-1904 15-Aug-1985 Born Free
Archibald Cox
Government
17-May-1912 29-May-2004 Target of Watergate Saturday Night Massacre
Larry Craig
Politician
20-Jul-1945   US Senator from Idaho, 1990-2009
Mike Diana
Artist
5-Jun-1969   Boiled Angel
Edward Dmytryk
Film Director
4-Sep-1908 1-Jul-1999 The Caine Mutiny
David Duke
Activist
13-Jul-1950   Former KKK Grand Wizard
Louis Farrakhan
Religion
11-May-1933   Leader of Nation of Islam
Larry Flynt
Business
1-Nov-1942   Publisher of HUSTLER
Jane Fonda
Actor
21-Dec-1937   Barbarella
Henry Ford
Business
30-Jul-1863 7-Apr-1947 Founder of Ford Motors
Clarence Earl Gideon
Criminal
30-Aug-1910 18-Jan-1972 Gideon v. Wainwright
Gary Gilmore
Criminal
4-Dec-1940 17-Jan-1977 Executed by Utah firing squad
Allen Ginsberg
Poet
3-Jun-1926 5-Apr-1997 Howl!
Dick Gregory
Activist
12-Oct-1932   Autobiography: NIGGER!
Sean Hannity
TV Personality
30-Dec-1961   Hannity & Colmes
Nat Hentoff
Critic
10-Jun-1925   The Jazz Life
Alger Hiss
Government
11-Nov-1904 15-Nov-1996 Accused spy for the Soviet Union
Jimmy Hoffa
Labor Leader
14-Feb-1913 30-Jul-1975 International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Abbie Hoffman
Activist
30-Nov-1936 12-Apr-1989 Steal This Book
Leon Jaworski
Government
19-Sep-1905 9-Dec-1982 Watergate special prosecutor
Paula Jones
Victim
17-Sep-1966   Sued Bill Clinton for sexual harassment
Ted Kaczynski
Criminal
22-May-1942   The Unabomber
Meir Kahane
Activist
1-Aug-1932 5-Nov-1990 Founder of Jewish Defense League
Rockwell Kent
Painter
21-Jun-1882 13-Mar-1971 Early 20th c. American realist painter
Fred Korematsu
Activist
30-Jan-1919 30-Mar-2005 Opposed internment camps
Corliss Lamont
Activist
28-Mar-1902 26-Apr-1995 Millionaire socialist
Ring Lardner, Jr.
Playwright
19-Aug-1915 31-Oct-2000 Screenwriter, M*A*S*H
Lyndon LaRouche
Economist
8-Sep-1922   Eccentric economist politician
John Howard Lawson
Playwright
25-Sep-1894 11-Aug-1977 One of the Hollywood Ten
G. Gordon Liddy
Government
30-Nov-1930   Watergate criminal, talk-show-host
Rush Limbaugh
Radio Personality
12-Jan-1951   Conservative talk show host
John Walker Lindh
Criminal
9-Feb-1981   The American Taliban
Mildred Loving
Activist
22-Jun-1939 2-May-2008 Interracial marriage
Allard Lowenstein
Politician
16-Jan-1929 14-Mar-1980 Congressman, New York 5th
Jeb Magruder
Government
5-Nov-1934   Nixon's deputy campaign director
Albert Maltz
Playwright
28-Oct-1908 26-Apr-1985 One of the Hollywood Ten
James W. McCord, Jr.
Government
26-Jan-1924   Led the Watergate burglary
Norma McCorvey
Activist
22-Sep-1947   Jane Roe, of Roe v. Wade
Susan McDougal
Criminal
1955   Whitewater scandal
Ernesto Miranda
Criminal
9-Mar-1941 31-Jan-1976 Miranda v. Arizona
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed
Terrorist
1-Mar-1964   Al Qaeda's #3 man
Michael Newdow
Activist
24-Jun-1953   Waged war against "under God"
Oliver North
Military
7-Oct-1943   Perjuring Iran-Contra figure
Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Religion
13-Apr-1919 Sep-1995 Atheist spokeswoman
Jose Padilla
Terrorist
18-Oct-1970   Convicted of conspiracy
George Rockwell
Activist
9-Mar-1918 25-Aug-1967 Founded American Nazi Party
Margaret Sanger
Activist
14-Sep-1879 6-Sep-1966 Birth control advocate
Michael Schiavo
Relative
3-Apr-1963   Terri Schiavo's husband
John T. Scopes
Educator
3-Aug-1900 21-Oct-1970 Defendant in the Scopes Monkey Trial
Sirhan Sirhan
Assassin
19-Mar-1944   Assassin of Robert F. Kennedy
Benjamin Spock
Doctor
2-May-1903 15-Mar-1998 Baby and Child Care
Dalton Trumbo
Author
9-Dec-1905 10-Sep-1976 Johnny Got His Gun
Karla Faye Tucker
Criminal
18-Nov-1959 3-Feb-1998 First woman executed in Texas since 1863
George Wallace
Politician
25-Aug-1919 13-Sep-1998 Governor of Alabama, crippled by assassin
Tom Wicker
Journalist
18-Jun-1926 25-Nov-2011 The New York Times
Tookie Williams
Criminal
29-Dec-1953 13-Dec-2005 Co-Founder, West Side Crips


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