About 100 civil libertarians gathered in Billings on March 10 to celebrate our rights and hear ACLU National Legal Director Steve Shapiro.
Shapiro spoke about how the National and affiliate offices work together to devise legal strategies to protect civil liberties at all levels and about how the current Justice Roberts-led U.S. Supreme Court views issues like privacy and the criminal justice system.
"Committment to principle and our competence and skill are what we have to support our work," he said.
Shapiro also participated with ACLU Legal Director Jon Ellingson and Montana attorney Kyle Gray in a panel to discuss issues related to campaign finance reform and the First Amendment.
Participants in the conference also learned about the ACLU of Montana's ongoing public policy and litigation work and discussed a wide variety of civil liberties issues during a roundtable session.
Thanks to everyone who attended.
ACLU National Legal Director Steve Shapiro
ACLU Public Policy Director Niki Zupanic, Kyle Gray, Steve Shapiro and Jon Ellingson
The next generation of civil libertarians
Jess Stickney, ACLU Executive Director Scott Crichton and Margaret Ping
ACLU members discuss important issues during our roundtable session.
ACLU Board member John Masterson leads a discussion on drug law reform.
Longtime civil rights advocates Jess Stickney, Jane Howell and Margaret Ping
ACLU Death Penalty Abolition Organizer Denver Henderson leads a discussion on ending capital punishment.