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
As the struggle for freedom in the Middle East continues to demand the world’s attention, a report issued today by a group of international lawyers and academics who recently visited Tunisia warns that the U.S. and other Western governments must respect Tunisian sovereignty and not interfere in that country’s path to democracy.
The National Lawyers Guild mourns yesterday’s passing of an extraordinary criminal defense and civil rights attorney, Leonard I. Weinglass. A long-time member of the Guild, he now joins the pantheon of great lawyers who have devoted their careers to making human rights more sacred than property interests.
A group of lawyers and academics from the U.S., UK and Turkey will be visiting Tunisia at the invitation of the Tunisian National Bar Association from March 12 to 19 2011 to investigate human rights abuses committed during the Ben Ali regime and U.S. and European complicity in these abuses and to offer support to organizations on the ground who are working toward a progressive alternative to the ousted government.
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joins civil and human rights organizations across the country in denouncing the “radicalization” hearings Representative Peter King (R-NY) that began on March 10, 2010 in Washington D.C.
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) called on Superintendent Louis S. Folino to support the Program Review Board’s recommendation to release Russell Maroon Shoatz into general population at SCI Greene in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for an immediate end to U.S. and foreign governments’ efforts to disable WikiLeaks by applying technological, financial, and legal pressures, including threatened arrest of editor Julian Assange under espionage or related charges.
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) today filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in the case of “the SHAC 7” – Kevin Kjonaas, Lauren Gazzola, Jacob Conroy, Joshua Harper, Andrew Stepanian, and Darius Fullmer v. United States of America, on petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and its Mass Defense Committee provides legal defense and educational resources to activists, including those subjected to the September 24 raids and grand jury subpoenas in Michigan, Minnesota, and Illinois. The Guild denounces the attacks on free speech, freedom of association, and the right to dissent that these actions represent.