In the Media

Homeland Security chief announces new focus for border enforcement

Tucson Sentinel
December 15, 2014

In August, a number of civil rights groups sued the agency over the treatment of families at the facility in Artesia. Calling the facility a "deportation mill," the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Immigration Council, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and National Immigration Law Center filed a lawsuit, on behalf of five mothers and their children held in Artesia.

Anger Grows as NYPD Blasts Protesters With Controversial and Painful Noise Weapon

Vice News
December 16, 2014

The New York City chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is crying foul at the use of these devices, sending a letter to the NYPD for more information about what kind of training officers get for using LRADs and what regulatory measures govern their usage. According to research by the group, while 85 decibels can cause hearing loss, the devices can hit up to 162 decibels, using a high pitched beeping sound that witnesses claim is unbearable.

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.

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

Indybay
November 24, 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. 
 

At the Vanguard of Progressive Law: The National Lawyers Guild

Progressive Lawyer
November 3, 2014

Formed in 1937, The National Lawyers Guild has truly been at the forefront of progressive law since their inception both in the United States and around the world. As an alternative to the American Bar Association and as the first racially integrated bar association, the NLG has managed to both stay true to their ideals and to maintain their activist roots despite the trials and tribulations they have had to endure. Progressive Lawyer talked with Azadeh Shahshahani, the president of the NLG on what they do and why.

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