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Reminiscences of Steven R. Shapiro : oral history, 2002.

Creator: Shapiro, Steven R.
Project: September 11, 2001 response and recovery oral history project .
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 37 pages sound recordings 1 audio disc (73 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union.

Scope and Contents

Born in Brooklyn, NY, raised in Queens, NY; education: New York City Public Schools, Columbia College, Harvard Law School; career: clerkship with J. Edward Lombard, work with New York Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU] since 1976, legal director since 1993, teacher at Columbia University Law School since 1995; ACLU response to 9/11: day of 9/11 in Washington, D.C.; immediate response of ACLU, government response to civil liberties; personal involvement in ACLU response: staff management, court litigation; 9/11-related suits brought by ACLU regarding: freedom of information, government arrests, deportation hearings, airport security, immigration rights, government surveillance; amicus briefs filed regarding: material witness statute, wrongful prisoner custody; ACLU work regarding 9/11-related civil liberties acts: Patriot Act, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Freedom of Information Act; personal reflection: Congressional/public response to ACLU, meetings with government officials regarding prison detainees, return to New York from Washington, D.C., impact of 9/11 on personal life.


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