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Executive Director

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As executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, John is responsible for achieving the organization’s mission to promote, protect, and extend the civil liberties of people in Minnesota. Before joining the ACLU-MN, John practiced civil litigation with Faegre Baker Daniels in Minneapolis, representing a variety of clients in trials and other contested matters. He has represented students harassed because of their sexual orientation, victims of domestic violence and immigrants seeking asylum. John has also been a mediator and an adjunct professor of law at the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas. He received a B.A. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.