DE-NJ NLG Prisoners’ Legal Advocacy Network (PLAN) Mounts Legal Responses to Widespread Reports of Prisoner Abuses in the Aftermath of the 2018 National Prison Strike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2018 Contact: Paul Stanley Holdorf, Esq. Melinda R. Patterson, Esq. 908-591-1589 | plan@nlg.org From August 21, 2018 to September 9, 2018, prisoners across the country participated in a peaceful strike to protest steadily deteriorating conditions of confinement in United States prisons. These worsening conditions, such as major cutbacks to prisoner […]

Call for NLG Faculty and Scholars!

In 2015, the NLG launched the NLG Scholars page to help students, activists, and the media find NLG speakers in specific geographical areas who are experts on various legal topics. Many of our NLG members–both in law schools and beyond–have established themselves in their different fields. Guild members regularly write, present, and speak to media on […]

NLG Opposes Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to SCOTUS

The resignation of Justice Anthony Kennedy in June 2018 has left an opening for the far right to achieve a clear majority on the Supreme Court. Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge from the conservative legal establishment with a history of partisan politics, contempt for international law, and uncritical deference to Executive power. […]

New Resource: Fact Sheet on “Unmasking Antifa” Act

The National Lawyers Guild and the Academic Solidarity Network have teamed up to challenge the “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018.” This bill was introduced in the House in July by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) and co-sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC).  This proposed bill states that anyone wearing a “disguise” who injures, […]

Legal Observer Appreciation Week: Sept 10-16

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF NLG LEGAL OBSERVING! The NLG is most known for our Legal Observers (LOs), the volunteers in lime green hats who monitor and document police conduct and arrests at protests. No matter the weather, time of day, or location, our Legal Observers, the cornerstone of our Mass Defense Program, show up devoting […]

NLG Sends Letter to Honduran Judiciary on Berta Cáceres Murder

Contact: Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, NLG President president@nlg.org NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is demanding justice and accountability for the March 2, 2016 murder of internationally acclaimed indigenous and environmental activist Berta Cáceres in her home. The NLG sent a letter on July 25 urging the Honduran judiciary to ensure that the upcoming trial […]

NLG Endorses the #August21 Prison Strike

The National Lawyers Guild is with dozens of groups in solidarity with incarcerated people across the nation who have declared a nationwide prison strike from August 21 to September 9, 2018, in response to the riot in Lee Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison in South Carolina. As part of our 2015 Resolution Supporting the Abolition […]

WEBINAR: Global Repression of Dissent: Palestine, Puerto Rico & the Philippines

REGISTER NOW! bit.ly/globalrepressionwebinar As colonialist regimes gain power across the globe, we have seen more people speaking out against white supremacist and fascist rhetoric and policies as well as an increased attack on dissent, particularly on human rights defenders from economically poor communities of color. Movements to challenge and defeat racism, colonialism, state violence, and […]

Battle for the Bench: Resisting the Rise of the Judicial Right

By Traci Yoder, NLG Director of Research and Education Recent Supreme Court decisions upholding Trump’s Muslim ban, allowing businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ people, and weakening public sector unions have emphasized the considerable power of the judiciary and the devastating results that occur when it is dominated by conservative judges. With the resignation of Justice […]

Represented by NLG Central VA Attorneys, Redneck Revolt Reaches Settlement in Charlottesville Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—As white nationalists plan for the one-year “anniversary” event commemorating last year’s deadly “Unite the Right” rally, NLG Central Virginia attorneys Jeff Fogel and Pam Starsia signed a consent decree this week officially ending the City of Charlottesville’s lawsuit against anti-racist community defense network Redneck Revolt. The suit characterized Redneck Revolt […]