The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) urges Florida Governor Rick Scott to stay Robert Henry’s execution, scheduled for March 20. Given lack of medical support for a new protocol for lethal injections in Florida, the practice of using Midazolam, a drug not approved by the FDA, appears to be inhumane and in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
The NLG submitted testimony for the record of the second Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on solitary confinement in U.S. prisons, jails, and detention centers.
On the two-year anniversary of the publication of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (CPBR), the National Lawyers Guild is one of 40 organizations urging Washington to protect privacy rights in the digital age.
The National Lawyers Guild is a proud member of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), an international organization of jurists' associations that have made the violation of human rights and threats to international peace and security legal issues under international law, since 1946. The President of IADL is longtime Guild member and NLG International Committee (IC) Co-Chair, Jeanne Mirer.
The National Lawyers Guild joins the people of South Africa and freedom-loving people the world over both in mourning the death of Nelson Mandela and celebrating his life. We are proud to have stood with Mandela and the African National Congress (ANC) at a time when the United States government labeled him a terrorist. As our longtime member Lennox Hinds - Mandela’s lawyer in the United States - reminds us, “Mandela was arrested by the South African forces with the support of the CIA.”
The NLG is proud to announce that the quarterly National Lawyers Guild Review has been ranked as the #4 Constitutional Law review in 2013 by ExpressO.
We would like to extend our sincere solidarity with our fellow lawyers and legal workers fighting for the rights of all those who have been detained, arrested, and violently attacked for peaceful protest in the last few weeks.
The NLG wrote a letter urging the U.S. Senate to block a bill that proposes allowing Israel to discriminate against American travelers. Read the full letter here.