Sorry but the ACLU is funded by taxpayers! Frist and the Republican'ts haven't done 1 damn thing to stop their funding. Kill thier funding and you kill thier lawsuits!
Same thing with tons of leftist lawsuits. They collect attorney fees via government funding or under a private attorney general theory with the collaboration of leftist judges. The dirty little secret is that much of pro bono work isn't really pro bono.
Not one damn lawmaker on either side of the aisle has done anything to stop the funding of the ACLU, but at least a lot of republicans are trying to limit some of the atrocities supported by them!
Umm no the ACLU is not. You are confusing it with the Government Program that makes Lawyers available to Welfare Recipients and other poor people. Cannot remember the name of it right now. Anyone help us out?
The ACLU (AKA America's Communist Lawyers Union) is funded by private money. See below from their website. The ACLU was founded by Roger Baldwin, Crystal Eastman, Albert DeSilver and others in 1920. We are nonprofit and nonpartisan and have grown from a roomful of civil liberties activists to an organization of more than 400,000 members and supporters. We handle nearly 6,000 court cases annually from our offices in almost every state.
The ACLU has maintained the position that civil liberties must be respected, even in times of national emergency. The ACLU is supported by annual dues and contributions from its members, plus grants from private foundations and individuals. We do not receive any government funding. Learn more about joining the ACLU.