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NLG Reaches $6.2 Million Settlement in Class Action Against Chicago Police

February 8, 2012

The court opinion holds that police cannot arrest peaceful demonstrators without warning, solely because they do not have a permit. The decision will apply to future demonstrations.

After Death Row Transfer, Mumia Abu-Jamal Languishes in Solitary

January 11, 2012

Over a month after National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Vice President Mumia Abu-Jamal was moved from death row, he remains in transitional solitary confinement under harsh restrictions.

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

Lawyers Challenge Occupy Evictions

November 21, 2011

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.

NLG Publishes Arabic "Know Your Rights" Guide

November 20, 2011

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.

GI Occupiers Get Guidance from Military Law Experts

November 7, 2011

The MLTF has issued a Know Your Rights guide for military protesters, whose First Amendment rights fall under unique restrictions.

NLG Initiates Massive Occupy Legal Support Program

October 18, 2011
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.

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.

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