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In Wake of New Marijuana Laws, NLG Report Contrasts Legalization Strategies and Obstacles

June 25, 2013

In November 2012, Washington and Colorado became the first states—and the first jurisdictions in the world—to legalize the possession, use, and regulated distribution of marijuana.

Court rules peace activists can sue the U.S. military for infiltration

December 18, 2012

Guild lawyer hails historic decision

In a potentially precedent-setting decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a Guild lawyer’s challenge to military spying on peace activists can proceed. The ruling marks the first time a court has affirmed people’s ability to sue the military for violating their First and Fourth Amendment rights.

National Lawyers Guild Honors Ailing Cuban Lawyer, Urges Obama Administration to Permit Cuban Five Brother Visit

March 11, 2012

National Lawyers Guild honors ailing Cuban lawyer, urges Obama administration to permit Cuban Five brother visit

National Lawyers Guild Stands with Lynne Stewart

February 28, 2012

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) continues to stand behind longtime member, civil and human rights defender Lynne Stewart, as the Second Circuit appeal of her sentence is argued before a three-judge panel today.

National Lawyers Guild Members Abused in Bahrain Anti-Democracy Crackdown

February 13, 2012

Arrest, abuse, and deportation of Guild human rights observers highlights harsh nature of Bahrain's anti-democracy crackdown.

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.

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