Dershowitz: ‘ACLU Is Dead in the Water When It Comes to Defending the Civil Liberties of People Who They Don’t Agree With’

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz lamented how the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) had abandoned protecting civil liberties for those who with which the left-leaning organization disagrees.

Dershowitz explained the number of true civil libertarians was a shrinking number.

“There are no civil libertarians left on the left,” he said. “Certainly, not the American Civil Liberties Union. They were the ones who said that the raid on Cohen’s office, taking his lawyer-client files was a good thing. Not even suggesting what I suggested and what was ultimately adopted by the judge to have a judicial monitor going through all of these emails. The ACLU is dead in the water when it comes to defending the civil liberties of people who they don’t agree with. And that’s just awful.”

“There are still some civil libertarians left,” Dershowitz added. “But you can count them on one hand. Everybody has to pass the shoe on the other foot test. If the shoe were on the other foot, would you be taking the same position you are taking today? I passed that test. There are some others who passed that test. But too many, both on the right and on the left, don’t pass the test.”

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