ACLU’s Anthony Romero Ready to Serve as Trump’s Loyal Opposition

December 19, 2016

By David Wallis at Observer

On the wall above Anthony Romero’s desk, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union has thumbtacked a tapestry of post cards of Italian Renaissance art. A nobleman poses in a teal silk suit near a portrait of Jesus, which is a few inches and images away from a maiden strumming some sort of ancient lute. Romero, a trim man in a dark gray suit with a burgundy tie and matching pocket square who can rattle off the ACLU’s greatest hits with ease—“challenging Japanese-American internment, to the right to remain silent, the right to a court-appointed attorney if you can’t afford one, the right for interracial couples to marry, the right to contraception, the right for gay couples to marry”—keeps more piles of post cards in his desk drawer. It’s a welcome reminder, he explains, “There’s beauty in the world.”...