Burt Neuborne

Burt Neuborne, the Inez Milholland Professor of Civil Liberties at New York University Law School, is the founding legal director of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. He served as national legal director of the ACLU during the Reagan administration, and has represented Senators John McCain and Russ Feingold in litigation over campaign finance reform.

Letters Letters

Feedback on the April 9 issue: trusting government (“again?”), Katha Pollitt’s plea to affluent pro-choicers and Burt Neuborne's open letter to the ACLU

Apr 17, 2012 / Letters / Our Readers and Burt Neuborne

Why the ACLU Is Wrong About ‘Citizens United’

Why the ACLU Is Wrong About ‘Citizens United’ Why the ACLU Is Wrong About ‘Citizens United’

A former ACLU attorney points out that corporate spending on political campaigns is not “free speech” deserving First Amendment protection.

Mar 21, 2012 / Editorial / Burt Neuborne

Debating ‘Citizens United’

Debating ‘Citizens United’ Debating ‘Citizens United’

Was the Supreme Court's infamous decision a desecration, or only what the Constitution requires? A First Amendment scholar and civil liberties advocate debate.

Jan 13, 2011 / Feature / Floyd Abrams and Burt Neuborne

Addicted to the Courts Addicted to the Courts

Judicial victories aren't enough.

Apr 7, 2005 / Editorial / Burt Neuborne

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ABOUT THAT AD... In light of Norman Finkelstein's effort to peddle his vituperative book by taking out advertisements in The Nation [see page 17] calling me a liar, I ha...

Jan 31, 2002 / Letters / Burt Neuborne

Block Ashcroft–I Block Ashcroft–I

John Ashcroft's nomination as Attorney General is the first installment on George W. Bush's enormous political debt to the radical right. Remember back in early February when Bus...

Jan 5, 2001 / Editorial / Burt Neuborne

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'THE HOLOCAUST INDUSTRY' New York City Christopher Hitchens is correct to point out that Norman Finkelstein's book The Holocaust Industry has enjoyed a gre...

Oct 5, 2000 / Letters / Burt Neuborne, Gabriel Schoenfeld, Wayne Owens, and Nora Cusack

First Amendment for the Rich? First Amendment for the Rich?

At stake is whether the twenty-first-century First Amendment will be a protector of the powerful or a resource for the weak and disfranchised.

Sep 25, 2000 / Feature / Burt Neuborne