Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Secrets and Lies at the ACLU

According to the June 5th New York Times, the ACLU, tireless critic of real and alleged government secrecy, has taken to shredding many of its own internal documents:

The American Civil Liberties Union has been shredding some documents over the repeated objections of its records manager and in conflict with its longstanding policies on the preservation and disposal of records.

The matter has fueled a dispute at the organization over internal operations, one of several such debates over the last couple of years, and has reignited questions over whether the A.C.L.U.'s own practices are consistent with its public positions.

The ACLU has long made a mockery of its pretensions to nonpartisanship. It is hardly surprising that it would hypocritically engage in some of the same practices it condemns the government for employing.


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