The ACLU does not defend every person charged with a crime in this country. It is a non-profit that must use its limited resources wisely, so it picks and chooses, only taking up those few criminal defense cases that could have large-scale, precedent-setting implications for a large group of people. Much of its work is actually civil lawsuits, not criminal cases. I was not aware of the accusation that Cohen was returned to prison for refusing to agree not to publish his book. (News reports showed photos of him eating at a restaurant in violation of his house arrest). If those photos were falsified and he did not actually violate the Pardone me are you aaron purr sir shirt of his house arrest, then I can see why the case may be worth the ACLU’s resources. If he did in fact eat in the restaurant, though, this is not a good use of the ACLU’s resources. Bad facts lead to bad case decisions that set unfortunate precedents for other people who have more legitimate complaints against government excesses. And I still don’t see why Cohen’s return to prison will prevent his book from being released. For those of you who want to see what he wrote, you will get your chance. Burke Harris. The sad thing is she will keep losing and waiting for a Republican savior while blaming black people for taking all the welfare. The average American will never understand what the republicans did to take the teeth out of the ACA. More than half of them thought the ACA and Obama care was two different things. Tammy Russell well, if Republicans hadn’t screwed the pooch on that one, adding over 180 amendments designed to undermine it and then if Republican states hadn’t refused the Medicare expansion you would have been all set. There would have been an affordable single-payer option that was projected to save billions of dollars over the first ten years. Instead, you voted to have a watered-down effort that has been chipped away at by Republicans since the beginning. You got what you voted for and you no doubt voted the way you did because you begrudge people poorer than you getting help. In blue states where it was implemented as planned, it was effective.