For John, BLUF: This is why the current and past) Administrations don't want employees freely talking to the Press, rather than checking with Public Affairs first. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
"Our defense of speech may have a greater or lesser harmful impact on the equality and justice work to which we are also committed."
From Reason Magazine, by Mr Robby Soave, 21 June 2018.
Here is the lede plus one:
The American Civil Liberties Union will weigh its interest in protecting the First Amendment against its other commitments to social justice, racial equality, and women's rights, given the possibility that offensive speech might undermine ACLU goals.I used to give, annually, to the ACLU, and the NRA (to cover what the ACLU didn't in terms of rights), but now I don't know who covers the First Amendment. Apparently not the ACLU, at least any longer.
"Our defense of speech may have a greater or lesser harmful impact on the equality and justice work to which we are also committed," wrote ACLU staffers in a confidential memo obtained by former board member Wendy Kaminer.
Hat tip to the The Drudge Report.
Regards — Cliff