War Among Civil Libertarians

August 16, 2002

By Nat Hentoff at The Village Voice

A Rigged Board Election at the NYCLU?

Michael Meyers, a nationally recognized civil rights and civil liberties leader, appears regularly in the New York Post. The headline on his July 15 column was "Hypocrites!" The subhead: "N.Y.'s 'free-speech' elite just purged this gadfly."

Mike began his account of his "deelection" from the board of the New York Civil Liberties Union by saying: "I insisted on speaking my mind, which offended the 'free-speech' mavens. So I got clobbered by insiders in a sneak contested election that was fraught with suppressed ballots and election irregularities...