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 […]

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 […]

April 27: Call for Lawyers/Legal Workers/Law Students in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners – One Day Hunger Strike

On April 27, 2017, join the National Lawyers Guild for a day of legal solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. Originally posted to: http://www.nlginternational.org/2017/04/april-27-call-for-lawyerslegal-workerslaw-students-in-solidarity-with-palestinian-prisoners-one-day-hunger-strike/ Over 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners have launched a hunger strike for their basic human rights. Their demands include the right to receive family visits without denial; appropriate medical care […]

Action Alert: Updates on Anti-Protest Legislation

The NLG recently shared an analysis of the wave of anti-protest legislation brought forward by Republican lawmakers in multiple states since the end of 2016. As of now, we have seen 29 bills introduced in 20 states. When we include anti-BDS bills in the anti-protest legislation wave, it doubles the number (16 enacted already, with bills in […]

Legal Observers’ testimony opposing confirmation of Peter Newsham as DC Police Chief

Three individuals who were arrested while serving as NLG Legal Observers during the #J20 protests on Inauguration Day submitted this testimony to the DC City Council in opposition to Peter Newsham (currently Interim Police Chief) being confirmed as the permanent Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief of Police, citing: “His disrespect for First Amendment rights as […]