Blum v. Holder is a federal lawsuit challenging the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) as an unconstitutional infringement on free speech. The plaintiffs are five longtime animal rights activists whose advocacy work has been chilled due to fear of being prosecuted as a terrorist under the AETA.
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Full amicus curiae brief in support of the "SHAC 7” – Kevin Kjonaas, Lauren Gazzola, Jacob Conroy, Joshua Harper, Andrew Stepanian, and Darius Fullmer v. United States of America.
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The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations-USA (CAIR-USA) sent members of the House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee a letter urging them to oppose legislation that would deny federal funding to colleges and universities that participate in a boycott of Israeli academic institutions or scholars. According to the legislation’s sponsors, H.R. 4009 was drafted in response to the American Studies Association’s recent resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions.
On the two-year anniversary of the publication of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, the National Lawyers Guild is one of 40 organizations urging Washington to protect privacy rights in the digital age.
The National Lawyers Guild calls on Secretary of State John Kerry to halt U.S. military aid to Egypt, given the country's ongoing violation of human rights and international law.
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We write to state the case for the real interests at stake in the controversy over the American Studies Association’s adoption of a resolution in support of the academic boycott of Israel. These issues include the right of faculty to associate together in professional organizations and to take positions on important human rights issues as members of such organizations.
Court opinion from 1962 decision in which Pete Seeger's Contempt of Congress conviction was overturned. His lawyers were NLG members Paul Ross and Samuel Koenigsberg.
Related: United States v. Seeger 180 FSupp 467 (Seeger convicted of Contempt of Congress). Seeger was represented by NLG members Paul Ross and Leonard Boudin.
Court opinion from the 1960 case, in which Pete Seeger (represented by NLG attorneys Paul Ross and Leonard Boudin) was convicted of Contempt of Congress.
Related: United States v. Seeger 303 F.2d 478 court opinion reversing Contempt of Congress Conviction. Seeger was represented by NLG attorneys Paul Ross and Leonard Boudin.