The ACLU in Joe SteeleEdit
The ACLU represented the case of the Supreme Court judges accused of treason and conspiring with Nazi Germany, known as the Supreme Court Four, before the military tribunals. The judges were represented by the ACLU lawyers, one of them being the flamboyantly dressed Levine. To the latter's shock, the four men he was defending all agreed to plead guilty and were sentenced to death by firing squad. Despite his protesting the ruling, stating that the men were coerced, and his appealing to President Joe Steele, the judges were shot.
Before their execution, the disgraced judges named Father Coughlin as their co-conspirator. The two ACLU lawyers, including Levine, defended Coughlin in this case. Yet again, their defendant pleaded guilty , to their horror, was convicted and shot.