All that has happened is that their true Communist roots are showing now. The ACLU was founded in the 1920s and their co-founder, Roger Baldwin, belonged to the Communist Party (supposedly, disenchanted and withdrew from them in the 1940s). Through Baldwin, the ACLU maintained close ties to the Communist Party,
It is now and has always been a extreme left leaning organization, hiding behind the US Constitution, while they try to destroy it. Claiming they don't defend persons, but a persons rights, they have yet to explain adequately why they have defended NAMBLA members.
ACLU was apparently formed early in the 20th Century as part of a massive undertaking by the Stalinist Communist and their American tools to subvert and destroy the US. The ACLU only became a legal force after parasitically riding on the Civil Rights banner...just like Jesse, Big Al Sharpton and the multitudes of like minded frauds; Reds, Politicos, Feminist, UNer's, Atheist, Peace Activist, Homo's, Gun Controllers, Racist Profiteers and a brew of many do-gooders and bigots. IMO, we have actually gotten a wakeup call due to the fact that Worldwide Communist actually feel they are strong enough to show their true goal in the US, the take over of our Republic. My hope is they miscalculated, thinking after 2 terms of a BJClinton and increasingly failed military involvement in Kosovo and against Islamist Terrorist they were emboldened. Maybe they have managed to jump the Shark and we had better realize the fight has been joined, now is the time and a good win will be the ACLU DEFANGED!