Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
Two months after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned violent, 200 employees of the American Civil Liberties Union have signed a letter saying that the organization’s “rigid stance” on the First Amendment undermines a broader mission that includes commitment to racial justice. Will the A.C.L.U. rethink its approach to free speech? Guests: Joseph Goldstein, a New York Times reporter; Abre’ Conner, an A.C.L.U. lawyer; David A. Goldberger, a former A.C.L.U. lawyer. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.