On the Waterfront: The Vermont American Civil Liberties Union
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Host Melinda Moulton discusses the activities of the Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) with its director, James Lyall.
James Lyall joined the ACLU of Vermont in 2016 and is the 12th director in the organization’s 50-year history. He was previously a staff attorney for the ACLU of Arizona where in 2013 he helped to create the first ACLU satellite office in Tucson, Arizona to investigate and litigate civil rights issues related to the U.S.-Mexico border. Prior to joining the ACLU, James was a law fellow at the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project in Los Angeles, where he provided legal representation to detained and unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings. A New England native, James is a graduate of Middlebury College and has a law degree from Georgetown University.