Skip to comments.Backing Limbaugh, ACLU goes to court
Posted on 01/21/2005 8:24:58 AM PST by RushCrush
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Rush Limbaugh and the American Civil Liberties Union do not agree about much, but they are in accord that the conservative radio commentator's medical records should be off-limits to prosecutors.
The Florida ACLU filed court papers yesterday supporting Limbaugh's argument that investigators violated his constitutional right to privacy when they seized his medical records in November to investigate whether he violated drug laws when he purchased prescription painkillers.
"It may seem odd that the ACLU has come to the defense of Rush Limbaugh," the state chapter's executive director, Howard Simon, said in a statement. "But we have always said that the ACLU's real client is the Bill of Rights, and we will continue to safeguard the values of equality, fairness, and privacy for everyone, regardless of race, economic status, or political point of view."
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They're only evil 99% of the time.
This is just the ACLU trying to clean up its leftist image. It's just for show.
They are just supporting him cause they probably are all heavily dependant on pain killers.
Not really. This is an ACLU promotional move. It gives anti-Constitutionalists ACLU cover to further their extreme socialist agenda.
In bed with the enemy Bump
This could (I don't know, and no one can really be sure) also relate to their overwhelming urge to protect abortion. If a prosecutor could get Rush's records, could that be a precedent for parents getting their children's records from a clinic?
Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) - http://www.alliancedefensefund.org
Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) - http://www.thomasmore.org
American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) - http://www.aclj.org
The Rutherford Institute - http://www.rutherford.org/
Stop the ACLU Coalition (GREATLY ORGANIZED ACTIVIST SITE..PLEASE JOIN) - http://www.stoptheaclu.org
Here are a few examples of how two of those organizations are fighting back:
Thomas More Law Center: Town of Palm Beach Pays $50,000 In Attorney Fees Apologizes To Women In Nativity Lawsuit
Let me know if you would like to join my ACLU ping list
Hmmm... an interesting way for the ACLU to 'Hush Rush'
Reminds me of an Onion headline from a few years ago: "ACLU Defends Man's Right to Firebomb ACLU Offices"
Let's say 99.8% and then we agree... LOL.
The ACLU should still be out of business.
Yeah, the KKK "proof of pure intent" was starting to get a little old. They needed something newer to prop up their crochety old credibility.
I say it's good news. It's becoming more and more obvious that Rush's case was political and not criminal.
Why would Rush need help from the ACLU?
If the ACLU does well by him, I doubt Rush will have anything negative to say about much that the ACLU says or does for a long time to come. Not only that, he might even try to temper whatever others have to say.
So, maybe the ACLU saw this as an excellent opportunity to stifle a lot of the criticism Rush and a few million dittoheads might have otherwise levied in the near future.
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