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Howard Simon
Howard Simon has been a state affiliate Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for four decades. He has served as Executive Director of the ACLU of Florida since October 1997. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director of the Florida ACLU affiliate, he served as Executive Director of ACLU’s Michigan affiliate for 23 years.

Simon was raised in New York, and graduated from the City College of New York. He received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota in legal and political philosophy and social ethics. Prior to his work with the ACLU, was a member of the faculty of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at DePauw University in Indiana.

Entries by Howard Simon

Free Speech Is No Threat to Gun Ownership

(72) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 7:14 PM

Doctors and medical personnel throughout Florida will soon be under new orders: Talk to your patients about gun safety and risk losing your right to practice medicine.

Two federal judges, who last year ruled that "patient-privacy" and gun ownership trump freedom of speech, again upheld the gag...

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Talking About Justice

(3) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 3:51 PM

The concept of justice was tossed around like a Frisbee during this past session of the Florida Legislature. It's a cherished value. It deserves more respect.

Justice is contained in both hands of the blindfolded Roman goddess Justitia. The scales she holds symbolize distributive justice, the moral evaluation of how...

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