ACLU Books by Steven Markoff

The First 100 Years of the ACLU

A Compendium of Advocacy Before the United States Supreme Court

ACLU Handbook Published January 2023 by Rare Bird

Available at Rare Bird and other online booksellers:

Amazon and

2024 Los Angeles Book Festival Winner – Wildcard Runner Up


The ACLU Three-volume Compendium contains 1 ½-page summaries of each of the ACLU’s 1,193 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court will be coming out later in 2024.


Both formats Conceived and Compiled by Steven C. Markoff

Foreword by Erwin Chemerinsky

Case Summary Editor Jessica Pierucci, J.D., M.L.I.S.  


No one, not even the ACLU, has this compendium of 1,193 ACLU cases before the Supreme Court the ACLU was involved in during 94 of its first 100 years, from 1920 to 2020.


In addition to the approximate 1 ½-page summary of each case in the Three-volume compendium, the work includes a Foreword by Erwin Chemerinsky (Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law), Ira Glasser’s (ACLU National Executive Director from 1978 – 2001) 1982 draft one-pager on what the ACLU does, data on how each Supreme Court Justice voted on each case, and the Win / Loss record (the batting average) of the ACLU at the Supreme Court for those 10 decades.


Copyright 2024