May 5, 2013

ACLU honors longtime Maine law professor

Orlando Delogu is honored for his commitment to protecting civil liberties.

The Associated Press

FREEPORT — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine has awarded its annual Justice Louis Skolnik Award to a longtime University of Maine School of Law professor for his years of advocacy for civil liberties.

Orlando Delogu was honored during an awards dinner in Freeport on Thursday.

Delogu was a founding member and board president of the Maine Civil Liberties Union, overseeing its growth during its infancy from 1967 to 1973.

The Justice Louis Scolnik Award was established in 1989 to honor members of the legal community for their commitment to protecting civil liberties. It's named for former Maine Supreme Court Justice Louis Scolnik, who was a co-founder and the first president of the Maine Civil Liberties Union, which is now the ACLU of Maine.

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