Press releases: June 2014

Press releases: June 2014

National Lawyers Guild Urges Death Sentence Commutation for John Ferguson

October 16, 2012

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for the State of Florida to halt the scheduled execution of John Errol Ferguson and commute his death sentences to life in prison. Ferguson is a severely mentally ill African American man who has spent the last 34 years on death row and whose execution is set for Thursday, October 18, unless the courts intervene.

NLG to Protect First Amendment at RNC and DNC

August 21, 2012

The National Lawyers Guild is preparing to mount a massive legal support effort for protesters at the Republican and Democratic national conventions. “The host cities of Tampa and Charlotte are greeting party politicians and their corporate backers with open arms,” said NLG Executive Director Heidi Boghosian.

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

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.

National Lawyers Guild Launches Support Site for Hacktivists

July 31, 2011

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) provides legal defense and educational resources to activists who are being targeted as part of the ‘Nerd Scare,’ including individuals alleged to be affiliated with “Anonymous,” LulzSec, and other activists and hacker collectives.

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 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

NLG Demands Immediate Release of Attorney Peter Erlinder

May 27, 2010

Vigorous Legal Advocate Arrested in Rwanda

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