Norman Dorsen


Age: 86

human rights advocate who led the American Civil Liberties Union for 15 years and was involved in some of the biggest civil liberties cases of the second half of the 20th century, whose career-long focus on civil liberties was informed by his involvement in the Army-McCarthy Hearings in 1954, but who later argued U.S. Supreme Court cases that established juveniles' rights to due process and acknowledged the rights of children born out of wedlock, and early arguments before the court on abortion and gay rights.

Cause of Death: Complications from a stroke

Born: September 4, 1930

Died: July 1, 2017

New York City, New York