Statement in Support of Columbia Students and NLG Legal Observers

April 18, 2024 The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) expresses solidarity with the students of Columbia University, who are currently exercising their First Amendment rights through a sit-in at their school. The NLG fully supports the students’ demands for Columbia University to stop aiding the State of Israel in its genocide against Palestinians. The NLG also […]

National Lawyers Guild Response to UC Berkeley Law Student Protests for Palestine, Professor Uses Physical Force.

National Lawyers Guild Response: April 10, 2024, UC Berkeley Law Student Protests for Palestine, Professor Uses Physical Force. The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) condemns the incident on April 10, 2024, at University of California Berkeley Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Catherine Fisk’s home. Dean Chemerinsky and Professor Fisk invited law students for a […]

Statement on Stop Cop City Burner Phone Evidence

February 12, 2024 The judge presiding over the trial of Ayla King in Fulton County, Georgia recently allowed the State’s arguments that use of a “burner” phone by an activist may be admissible as evidence of criminal intent. King is one of the 61 co-defendants charged with violating Georgia’s expansive RICO Act for opposing the […]

National Lawyers Guild Statement on the ICJ Order of Provisional Measures in South Africa’s Case Against Israel 

“Third States are now on notice of the existence of a serious risk of genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza. They must, therefore, also act independently and immediately to prevent genocide by Israel and to ensure that they are not themselves in violation of the Genocide Convention, including by aiding or assisting in the […]

NLG and NLG International Committee Say Hands Off Yemen!

National Lawyers Guild and National Lawyers Guild International Committee condemn in the strongest possible terms the bombing of the country of Yemen by the United States and the United Kingdom. We call on states, human rights and legal organizations, and popular movements to Act Swiftly to pressure the U.S. to stop this Imperialist War. On […]

Statement on Texas Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

The Texas Supreme Court’s decision to deny Kate Cox the right to an abortion is a continued affront to the reproductive liberty of all women and birthing people in the state of Texas. We unequivocally denounce this ruling. While Texas has one of the harshest anti-abortion laws in the country, it carved out special medical […]

NLG Bay Area Chapter Supports Demonstrations Against APEC

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) is meeting in San Francisco on November 12-17 along with a parallel “CEO Summit” of major corporations, to establish “free trade” deals that prioritize profits over people’s needs, exploit workers, and destroy the earth. Attendees include President Biden, Philippines President Marcos Jr., India Prime Minister Modi, Chinese leader Xi Jinping, […]

NLG Statement of Solidarity with Block Cop City 

The movement against Cop City is gathering in Atlanta from November 6-13 for a Week of Action, culminating in a mass nonviolent direct action: Block Cop City. NLG continues to support the right of Atlantans to fight back against the imposition of this abhorrent project and the right of people from across the world to […]