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.
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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.
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The 2013 Convention in Puerto Rico was the first ever NLG Convention held in a U.S. colony. The event's location inspired vibrant discussion about the island's colonial status, as members learned about the Puerto Rican independence movement and the work of political prisoners such as Oscar López Rivera and our keynote speaker, Rafael Cancel Miranda.
Rafael Bernabe, University of Puerto Rico/Partido del Pueblo Trabajador: Remarks to the 2013 Convention of the National Lawyers Guild.