Many jaws dropped when Alfred W. Putnam of Drinker Biddle & Reath filed an amicus brief with the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that compared the American Civil Liberties Union and some of its clients to the Taliban. Now the ACLU has filed a response in the case -- concerning a Ten Commandments plaque at a Pennsylvania courthouse -- that is clearly designed to ensure that Putnam's argument not only fails, but also backfires.
ACLU Responds to Brief Comparing It to Taliban
The Legal Intelligencer
December 16, 2002