News & Opinion Archive

NLG Calls for US to Abide by Human Rights Treaty Obligations and Cease Plans to Detain and Deport Thousands of Child Refugees to Central America

July 22, 2014

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) objects to the President’s decision to detain and expedite deportations of thousands of children fleeing persecution and violence in Central America.

National Lawyers Guild Urges US Government to Cease $3 Billion Annual Military Aid to Israel

July 18, 2014

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) expresses its outrage about Israel’s ongoing indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks against Palestinian civilians and civilian objects in the Gaza Strip. Following a barrage of recent airstrikes, the Israeli military on July 17 began a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.

NLG Resources Inform Revelations of NSA and FBI Monitoring of Muslim-Americans

July 10, 2014

The NLG joins 45 organizations in calling on President Obama for “a full public accounting of practices” that systematically target American Muslims, and an investigation into these abuses as detailed in an article published July 9 at The Intercept.

Risen Case Leads Organizations to Push for a Shield Law that Wouldn’t Protect Risen

James Risen

After a setback last week, where the Supreme Court refused to intervene to prevent the DOJ from forcing New York Times reporter James Risen from testifying against a source, several First Amendment groups are calling for Congress to rush to pass a law to make sure he and future reporters aren't forced to testify.

DA Drops Death in the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

December 6, 2011

DA Drops Death in Case of NLG Vice President Mumia Abu-Jamal

Guild Attorneys Victorious in Internet Free Speech Case

July 17, 2011

In a case with precedential value for internet free speech, three National Lawyers Guild members successfully defended several activists who received subpoenas from Mt. Hope Baptist Church demanding they turn over their internet account records

NLG Mourns Passing of Debra Evenson

August 16, 2011

The National Lawyers Guild mourns the passing of its former president, Debra Evenson. One of the nation’s foremost authorities on the legal system and institutions of Cuba, Ms. Evenson was Of Counsel with the law firm Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman, P.C.

NLG Urges City of Orlando to Repeal Ordinance Restricting Food Sharing

June 30, 2011

Calls Mayor’s Labeling of Food Not Bombs Members as “Terrorists” Improper

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