About the Author
Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is widely recognized as one of the nations most vocal and involved civil liberties attorneys. Whitehead's approach to civil liberties issues has earned him numerous accolades and accomplishments, including the Hungarian Medal of Freedom and the 2010 Milner S. Ball Lifetime Achievement Award for [his] decades of difficult and important work, as well as [his] impeccable integrity in defending civil liberties for all. Whitehead's concern for the persecuted and oppressed led him, in 1982, to establish The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organization whose international headquarters are located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Whitehead has also written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law, human rights and popular culture. Whitehead s weekly commentaries, carried by daily and weekly newspapers and web publications across the country, take the pulse of the nation, of what s happening and what s news. Audio versions of Whitehead s commentaries are also made available to radio stations across the country. And his weekly video blogs, distributed through YouTube, are gaining in viewership and popularity.Whitehead is the author of some 20 books, including The Change Manifesto (Sourcebooks, 2008). Whitehead s articles examining trends and issues have been printed in such newspapers as the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times and USA Today. Whitehead has been a frequent commentator on a variety of legal and cultural issues in the national media. He has been interviewed by the national and international media, including CNN Headline News, Larry King Live, 60 Minutes, and National Public Radio.