Rights Groups File FOIA to Uncover Details About Police Use of Force, Infiltration of Inauguration Protests

FOIA filing comes as D.C. Council moves to investigate police misconduct on January 20 DC National Lawyers Guild (DC NLG) and Defending Rights and Dissent, two groups who defend the right to protest, are demanding answers about the Metropolitan Police Department’s conduct during anti-Trump inauguration protests. Earlier today, the two groups filed a Freedom of […]

Legal Support for Anti-Fascist Action

By Traci Yoder, NLG Director of Research and Education Since the election of Donald Trump in November 2016, tense standoffs between groups at different ends of the political spectrum have become increasingly common. From demonstrations at universities against hate-mongering speakers and conflicts over the removal of Confederate monuments to clashes sparked by so-called “free speech” […]

NLG Cuba Subcommittee Pledges to Provide Legal Assistance to US Travelers to Cuba, In Support of their Right to Travel

In light of President Trump’s Miami announcement today, seeking to further curtail the right of U.S. residents and citizens to travel to Cuba, the Cuba Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild reiterates its longstanding support for the right to travel, and pledges to continue to provide legal assistance to U.S. travelers to Cuba. The NLG […]

2017 NLG Leonard Weinglass Fellowship Recipient

The National Lawyers Guild Foundation and National Office are thrilled to announced the recipient of the 2017 Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship, Emily Posner of the NLG Louisiana Chapter! Emily received her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2013. While at Loyola, she was awarded the 2013 Public Service Award from […]

#JusticeforRicky: Support Utica, NY Father Facing Deportation

Last summer, the NLG National Office was lucky to have friend of the Guild, student, and activist Marquis Palmer join us as an intern. We were saddened to hear that his step father Ricky Morgan is now being deported to Jamaica, after being detained by ICE during a routine check-in. He leaves behind a wife, […]

Ramapough Nation Asks Bergen Superior Court to Withdraw from Temporary Order that Town of Mahwah Says Prohibits Use of Ramapough Land for Prayer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/12/17 For More Information Contact: Phone: 201-762-4851 Email: ramapoughpress@gmail.com Embargo: Tuesday, June 13th 9:00AM EDT “If This Order Prohibiting Gathering for Prayer and Free Speech is Allowed to Stand, Then Everyone’s Right to Assemble, to Speak, and to Pray is At Risk, Not Just Ramapough” – Chief Dwaine Perry MAHWAH NJ – On Tuesday, June […]

NLG DE-NJ & ACLU DE: Initial Study Findings Reveal Worsening Conditions Leading Up to February Incident at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center

Contact: Stanley Holdorf, Esq. – PLAN, NLG DE-NJ 908-591-1589 | plan@nlg.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2017 WILMINGTON, DE—Initial findings from a joint study currently underway by the Prisoners Legal Advocacy Network (PLAN) of the National Lawyers Guild Delaware-New Jersey Chapter (NLG DE-NJ), ACLU of Delaware (ACLU-DE), and the Delaware Coalition for Prison Reform and […]

NLG Supports Ramapough Lenape Nation Resistance Against Pilgrim Pipeline at Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp

Contact: King Downing, NLG Director of Mass Defense massdef@nlg.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 14 Tasha Moro, NLG Director of Communications communications@nlg.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 15 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2017 MAHWAH, NJ—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has joined forces with the Ramapough Lenape Nation in Mahwah, NJ, to support their efforts to hold religious ceremonies, […]

Victory for NLG NYC Members in Civil Rights Case Challenging NYPD Use of LRAD Sound Cannons Against Protesters

US District Court: NYPD Long Range Acoustic Device (“LRAD”) Uses Against Black Lives Matter Protesters, Journalists, and Bystanders May Have Been Excessive Force, NYC LRAD Training May Be Deficient WHAT: Press conference with several Plaintiffs and Counsel WHEN: 6/1/2017 at 12:30pm WHERE: US District Court – SDNY – 500 Pearl St., NY, NY 10007 – […]

Decriminalizing Our Reproductive Lives: How Lawyers Can Promote Reproductive Justice and Serve Our Communities [WEBINAR/CLE]

Friday, May 26 at 3 PM EST/ Noon PST | Register now! Space is limited. 1 hour California MCLE credit pending Join us for this FREE webinar on reproductive justice with speakers from If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, the Self-Induced Abortion (SIA) Legal Team, and the National Lawyers Guild! Session Description Criminalization affects our reproductive […]