The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) continues to stand behind longtime member, civil and human rights defender Lynne Stewart, as the Second Circuit appeal of her sentence is argued before a three-judge panel today.
Pushing back against what appears to be a coordinated national crackdown on the Occupy movement, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is bringing preemptive legal challenges to halt camp evictions and other politically motivated police abuse.
In response to the ongoing unwarranted surveillance of Muslim and Arab Americans by local and federal law enforcement agencies, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has published its essential “Know Your Rights” booklet in Arabic.
Over the past month the Mass Defense Committee of the National Lawyers Guild has initiated an unprecedented nationwide effort in support of Occupy protests, coordinating hundreds of attorneys, law students, and legal workers to protect the First Amendment rights of demonstrators. In addition to the Mass Defense Committee’s national coordination and legal support, NLG chapters across the country have worked to assist this movement from the outset.