The NLG denounces the March 2 killing of leading indigenous and environmental activist Berta Cáceres and the investigation by Honduran authorities that followed. A March 8-15 NLG delegation to Honduras met with various Honduran and U.S. government officials, community members, and the Cáceres family to probe the circumstances surrounding her murder and the ensuing investigation. It issued its report today.
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On this day in Labor History, the year was 1937. That was the day the National Lawyers Guild held their first convention at the Hotel Washington in the nation’s capital. The Guild was established as way to bring together progressive lawyers dedicated to fighting “for basic and progressive change in our political and economic system and to assure that human rights be regarded as more sacred than property interests.”
The prison system as it exists, as a modern day extension of slavery and an institution built to sustain white supremacy and capitalism, needs to be abolished as we work towards creating new systems of transformative accountability for those who cause harm. Here are some ways your law school can participate in the NLG's Student Week Against Mass Incarceration.
The NLG National Office is excited to announce a new resource now available on our website called NLG Scholars -- a list of our members who are law school professors, past NLG presidents, and practitioners with decades of experience. Please take a look and keep this list in mind when you need speakers for events and conferences, legal experts to quote in media outlets, or mentors for our students and recent grads.
When Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald in November, his bail was set at $1.5 million. Later that day, Van Dyke's family posted the $150,000 necessary for him to wait out his case from home.
Also reportedly under consideration for removal are Central Americans who failed to show up for their court hearings and have been ordered out of the country in absentia, those sources said. DHS officials declined to comment on the private meetings.
The City of Detroit's opposition to cutting water rates for poor people is based on a misunderstanding of state law and threatens access to affordable water, a coalition of lawyers and activists said today.