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ACLU

L I B E R T Y
A N D J U S T I C E
F O R A L L
A C L U F O U N D A T I O N O F S O U T HE R N C A L I F O R N I A
1616 BEVERLY BOULEVARD LOS ANGELES CA 90026-5711 T: 213 977 9500 F: 213 250 3919 WWW.ACLU-SC.ORG
Chairs Emeriti
Danny Goldberg
Allan K. Jonas
Burt Lancaster*
Irving Lichtenstein. MD*
Laurie Ostrow*
Stanley K. Sheinbaum
*deceased
Chair
Jeri Mohn
President
Danny Goldberg
Vice Presidents
Susan Adelman
Alan Bergman
Jay Boberg
Alan L. Gleitsman
Ellen Greenstone
Bob L. Johnson
Allan K. Jonas
J une 7, 2006
Mr. D arren D . C haker
311 N . R obertson B lvd. #123
B everly Hills, C A 90211
D ear Mr. C haker:
I am writing to express my congratulations and appreciation to you for your
tireless pursuit of F irst A mendment values in your case challenging the
constitutionality of C alifornia Penal C ode 148.6.
T he N inth C ircuit's decision in
Chaker v. Crogan, 428 F .3d 1215 (9th C ir. 2005),
cert denied, ---
S .C t.----, 2006 WL 542207 (2005) is an important victory for
F irst A mendment rights, in which the A C L U of S outhern C alifornia is proud to
have participated.
S incerely,
Treasurer
Secretary
Louis Colen
Irma Colen

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R amona R ipsto
Of Counsel E xecutive D irector
Paul Hoffman
Shari Leinwand
Sidney Machtinger
Robert Ornstein
Executive Director
Ramona Ripston
Legal Director
Mark D Rosenbaum

B oard of D irectors: R ichard A ckerman I S teven A des I A ris A nagnos I C ris A rmenta I L awrence B ender I Peter B enedek I D aniel B enzali I T om B iery I Marilyn B ergman I Mark B razill I B arbara C orday I J effrey D ouglas I R ichard D reyfuss
J ohn J . D uran I Michael F leming I A lan F riel I L eo F rumkin I S herry F rumkin I Mary E llen Gale I Gary Gersh I R ichard Gibbs I B ob Gluck I E lyse Grinstein I S tanley Grinstein I I sabelle Gunning I Ken Hertz I B arry Hirsch I
Mitchell Kaplan
J onathan Kaufelt I Zuade Kaufman I R obert Kayyem I R oger Kohn I D ennis L avinthal I N orman L ear I R oger L owenstein I Mark Magidson I S hirley Magidson I S tefania Magidson I Gary Mandinach I
Camryn Manheim I S teven Markoft
R obin Meadow I Wendy S mith Meyer i D ouglas E . Mirell I S tephen Moses I J erry Moss I R ozann N ewman 1 F rederick M. N icholas I R ichard N icita I L ainey O 'C onnell I E llen Palevsky I Man Palevsky I S arah J essica Parker I D onald Passman
J eanne Phillips I Phil Quartararo I J udy B alaban Quine 1 Michael R apkin 1 A ndrea R ich I S tephen E . R ohde I R ichard R osenzweig I E llen S chneiderman I J ulie B ergman S ender I S tanley K. S heinbaum I A lan S ieroty I A my S ommer
F red S pecktor I L eonard S tone I D avid L ee S trasberg I B arbra S treisand I Kate S ummers I C arol T avris I T om U nterman I A ntonio Villaraigosa I N ick Wechsler I D aniel Weiss I J ames Whitmore 1 J oA nne Widzer I Gareth Wigan
T ed Williams I I rwin Winkler I C hic Wolk I B eatrice Zeiger