The Long-lasting Benefits of ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union has existed for about a hundred years. It is one of the most prominent organizations that have been fighting for the first amendment rights of people in all sectors and walks of life.

The American Civil Liberties Union has a chapter in nearly all of the states in the United States of America. Over the course of the years, more and more chapters had been started up in order to extend the reach of the American Civil Liberties Union

In 1958, there was a new chapter of the Union. It was formed in the state of Arizona. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona came to be due to the initiative of two of the members of the ACLU. They were based in Tucson and wished to start a chapter in Arizona and so they sent out a questionnaire to the rest of the member of the ACLU. At the time, there had been 120 other members.

The common answer to the questionnaire was positive and the chapter of ACLU in the state of Arizona was started up within days. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/

Two years after the establishment of the ACLU of Arizona, the organization had already started to make big differences in the way people were threated. Lack of justice did not go unnoticed and those who were breaking the order instead of maintaining it has been exposed. People who were in need of protection could count on the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona as well.

The kinds of services that The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona provides are related to legislation and litigation, as well as to education rights and basic human rights. Mr. Jim Larkin and Mr. Michael Lacey of the The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund are some of the strongest supporters of the organization.

In 1960, The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona had the kind of success that has an outcome that has lasted in the present days as well. The success was the Miranda Warning. It is a warning and regulation that reminds the officers of the law across the country to always follow the regulations when dealing with a detainee or questioning a suspect.

The Miranda Warning was the outcome of the case of Ernesto Miranda who has committed a wide number of crimes. Guilty or not, the officer of the law who had been dealing with the detainee had failed to obey regulations and had acted according to their own volition instead.

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