News & Opinion Archive

NLG Defense Team Wins Bond and Release Pending Sentencing for Rasmea Odeh

December 10, 2014

DETROIT -- Rasmea Odeh, the prominent 67-year-old Palestinian American community leader and former political prisoner, will be released on $50,000 cash bond pending sentencing in March 2015. Ms. Odeh was found guilty this past November 10 of “Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization” – a past conviction on Israeli charges to which she confessed more than 40 years ago, after 45 days of brutal torture and rape by the Israeli military while in Israeli custody.

NLG Member Jonathan Moore, atty for Eric Garner Family, Reveals Details about Staten Island Grand Jurry

All In with Chris Hayes
December 4, 2014

Longtime NLG member and attorney for the ‪#‎EricGarner‬ family, Jonathan Moore, revealed to Chris Hayes last night that Staten Island DA Daniel Donovan, Jr., granted all officers involved with Garner's killing (except Danny Pantaleo), immunity from criminal prosecution in exchange for their testimony.

NLG Stands with People of Ferguson, Condemns Systematic Police Violence in Communities of Color

November 25, 2014

The NLG joins the people of Ferguson in expressing disheartenment at the grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown.

'No Honor In Racism Rally' Hosted By Hundreds Of Native Americans Protesting Washington NFL Team

Indybay
November 24, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— November 23, 2014 
 
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Dozens of grassroots indigenous groups are hosting a “No Honor in Racism Rally” opposing the use of Native identity and culture as a mascot and demand an end the use of a racial slur by the Washington NFL Team. 
 

NLG Files Friend of the Court Support for Motion Requesting Rasmea Odeh’s Bond Pending Sentencing to Continue Social Work

November 21, 2014

The NLG has filed a motion to be admitted as amicus curiae in the case of Rasmea Odeh, to support the request by Rasmea Odeh’s attorneys that the Court reconsider its decision to deny her bond pending sentencing on March 12, 2015.

The NLG Needs YOUR Help in Ferguson!

Legal Observers #FergusonOctober Mike Brown Effigy by Curtis McGuire

The people of Ferguson, MO and all of us interested in social justice are anxiously anticipating a grand jury decision on whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. The NLG calls on all lawyers, legal workers, and law students of conscience in anticipation of major protests in Ferguson.

Trial of Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Begins Today; NLG Members Represent Odeh

November 4, 2014

Jury selection begins today in the trial of Palestinian American community leader Rasmea Odeh, 67, for alleged immigration fraud. Since her arrest a year ago, the NLG has been working to free Odeh as part of the Rasmea Defense Committee, which maintains that the US government is using alleged immigration violations as a pretext for persecuting Odeh's Palestine activism.

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