NLG Urges Pres. Obama to Free Leonard Peltier

Today, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) in coordination with the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee sent a letter urging President Obama to grant Executive Clemency to 71-year-old political prisoner and Native American activist, Leonard Peltier. “Despite overwhelming evidence of FBI misconduct—including the coercion and intimidation of witnesses, the utilization of false testimonies, and the concealment […]

Mexican Gov’t on Trial for Crimes Against Humanity: NLG Co-Convenor in International Tribunal

The NLG and NLG-NYC Chapter are co-convenors of the International Tribunal of Conscience of Peoples in Movement (ITCPM) to take place in New York City, September 25-27, 2015. The Tribunal coincides with the one-year anniversary of the kidnapping and forced disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa. MEXICAN GOVERNMENT ON TRIAL FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY: INTERNATIONAL […]

Advocates Condemn Plan to Detain Transgender Women at Adelanto

The NLG and more than 100 national and local LBGTW, immigrant, and civil rights organizations urged President Obama to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from considering the Adelanto Detention Facility as a center to detain transgender immigrants in a letter on Monday. The Adelanto Detention Facility in Southern California is geographically remote and poorly suited […]

NLG and Other Legal Groups Send Letter to Foreign Policy Magazine Urging them to Uphold Free Speech and Free Press

The NLG, American Association of Jurists, and International Association of Democratic Lawyers have sent a letter to Foreign Policy in response to Venezuela’s right-wing leader Leopoldo López’s request that the magazine retract or publish a rebuttal to Roberto Lovato’s recent piece, “The Making of Leopoldo López”. Read the full letter to Foreign Policy below. Download as PDF David Rothkopf, […]

NLG Mourns Passing of Civil Rights Pioneer, Julian Bond

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is deeply saddened by the passing of civil rights trailblazer, Julian Bond, who died Saturday night at the age of 75. A lifelong activist and icon of the American Civil Rights Movement, Bond co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) while attending Morehouse College in the 1960s. Shortly thereafter, he galvanized students, […]

NLG Urges Immediate Release of Hunger Striking Palestinian Lawyer Muhammed Allan

The National Lawyers Guild urges the immediate release of hunger-striking Palestinian lawyer and administrative detainee, Muhammed Allan, as he nears death in his third month on open hunger strike. Allan is now in a coma and attached to a ventilator. He is threatened with force-feeding at any moment under the new Israeli “Law to Prevent Harm Caused by […]