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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.

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.

NLG Publishes Arabic "Know Your Rights" Guide

November 20, 2011

In response to the ongoing unwarranted surveillance of Muslim and Arab Americans by local and federal law enforcement agencies, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has published its essential “Know Your Rights” booklet in Arabic.

GI Occupiers Get Guidance from Military Law Experts

November 7, 2011

The MLTF has issued a Know Your Rights guide for military protesters, whose First Amendment rights fall under unique restrictions.

International Delegation to Tunisia Releases New Report Warning that U.S. Must Respect Tunisian Sovereignty

June 20, 2011

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.

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