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The Policing of Political Speech

The National Lawyers Guild has released its third comprehensive report on government violations of First Amendment rights on the one-year anniversary of the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh. “The Policing of Political Speech” documents how police over-reaction to protected speech has informed unlawful police tactics at National Special Security Events, such as the 2008 Republican National Convention and the 2009 G-20 Summit.

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Volume 66, No. 3

Volume 66, No. 3 (Fall 2009) contains the following articles:

"Reclaiming the Judiciary: Notes for the Next Supreme Court Nomination" by Zachary Wolfe "Freeing Jane: The Right to Privacy and the World’s Oldest Profession" by Benjamin David Novak "The Radicalism of Legal Positivism" by Brian Leiter "Carlos Alberto Torres—Free, After a Fashion, at Last" by David Gespass Book Review of Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment by Nathan Goetting Letter to the Editor by Staughton Lynd

Volume 66, No. 1

Volume 66, No. 1 contains the following articles:

  • "Isolation, Sensory Deprivation, and Sensory Overload: History, Research, and Interrogation Policy, from the 1950s to the Present Day," by Jeffrey S. Kaye
  • "Reliability, Waterboarded Confessions and Reclaiming the Lessons of Brown v. Mississippi in the Terrorism Cases," by M. Katherine B. Darmer
  • "America's Special Path: U.S. Torture in Historical Perspective," by Michael Bryant
  • "Book Review of The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable," by Alan Clarke

Volume 65, No. 3

Volume 65, No. 3 (Fall 2008) contains the following articles:

"Onslaught: Israel's Attack on Gaza and the Rule of Law," by members of the NLG Delegation to Gaza "White Paper on the Legal Issues Implicated in the Most Recent Israeli Attacks on Gaza," by Jeanne Mirer

Volume 65, No. 4

Volume 65, Issue No. 4 (Winter 2008) contains the following articles: “Class, Identity, and the Future of the National Lawyers Guild,” by David Gespass “Empathy and Guerrilla Lawyering: ‘What Happens to a Dream Deferred?’” by Lauri Tanner “On White Scholars Teaching Federal Indian Law,” by Nathan Goetting “The Marshall Trilogy and the Constitutional Dehumanization of American Indians,” by Nathan Goetting “The Status of Restrictions on the Right to Travel from the U.S. to Cuba,” by Arthur Heitzer “Challenging the ‘Political’: U.S.

Winter 2008

Defending Democracy in Pakistan; U.S. Compliance with CERD; Puerto Rican Independence Movement; Mass Defense; Lynne Stewart Update; U.S.A. vs. Dr. Sami Al-Arian; Torture; Chapter Updates; Book Review; 2007 Voting Results.