Professor Roisman Is Appointed to the Board of the ACLU of Indiana
Prof. Florence Wagman Roisman, William F. Harvey Professor of Law, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana. She has previously served two terms on the ACLU-I Board.
Roisman was elected to a 3-year term on the ACLU's National Board in December 2006. The mission of the ACLU is to the rights guaranteed in the United States Constitution, including the First Amendment rights to freedom of speech, association and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion supported by the strict separation of church and state. It also defends the right to equal protection under the law, including equal treatment regardless of race, sex, religion or national origin. Other fundamental rights include the right to due process, or fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of liberty or property is at stake. The right to privacy is also a primary concern of the ACLU, which champions freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into personal and private affairs.
Professor Roisman focuses her practice, teaching, and writing on low-income housing, homelessness, and housing discrimination and segregation issues.