K-Sue Park’s N.Y. Times Op-Ed Says A.C.L.U. Should Rethink Free Speech

K-Sue Park, a fellow in UCLA Law's Critical Race Studies program, authored a New York Times op-ed arguing that the American Civil Liberties Union needs to rethink how it understands free speech. She notes that for marginalized communities, the limits on speech are economic and cultural, while wealthy organizations like Citizens United benefit from the A.C.L.U.'s legal advocacy. True free-speech protection requires more contextual, creative advocacy. “By insisting on a narrow reading of the First Amendment, the organization provides free legal support to hate-based causes,” argued Park.

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