PORTLAND — Orlando Delogu, a longtime professor at the University of Maine School of Law and a columnist for The Forecaster, was honored May 2 by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine.
Delogu, who was a founding member and former president of the Maine ACLU, accepted the group’s 25th annual Justice Louis Scolnik Award at a dinner at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport. Anthony Romero, executive director of the national ACLU, was the featured speaker.
The award honors members of the legal community who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the protection of civil liberties, and is named for former state Supreme Judicial Court Justice Louis Scolnik, the first president of the Maine ACLU.
“Maine’s civil libertarians owe a debt of gratitude to Orlando Delogu,” Maine ACLU Legal Director Zachary Heiden said. “He helped blaze a trail for all of us doing this work in Maine today.”