The Intellectual Thinker: A Tribute to Lewis Myers, Jr.

By John C. Brittain Most of us know the late Lewis Myers, Jr. was a highly effective criminal defense lawyer, a progressive minded activist, a frequent traveler to foreign nations and a studious professor.  I share my close association with him as an astute intellectual. We met at Howard University in 1968, when Lew and […]

Exciting News About #Law4thePeople 2018!

The 2018 #Law4thePeople Convention is upon us! As we gear up for this fall, we’re thrilled to announce two very exciting pieces of news… The National Immigration Project of the NLG will receive the Law for the People Award and Kshama Sawant will be the Keynote Speaker! For 47 years, NIPNLG has worked to combat […]

Coalition of 40+ Rights Groups Call on DHS to Release Unredacted “Race Paper”

More than 40 racial justice and civil rights groups are calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis to release the unredacted memo referred to in other DHS documents as the “Race Paper” and “Growing Frequency of Race-Related Domestic Terrorist Violence.” The memo recently came to light as the result […]

University of Chicago NLG Chapter Protests Trump’s Solicitor General

At the University of Chicago Law School, just months after the Edmund Burke debacle earlier this year, students members of the Federalist Society decided to honor Trump’s Solicitor General Noel Francisco. Francisco’s visit was following his cringe worthy oral arguments before the Supreme Court to defend the Muslim Ban. He struggled to indicate that Trump’s […]

NLG Denounces Civil Rights Violations Against Puerto Rican Activists and Human Rights Lawyers

May 10, 2018 Contact: Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, NLG President president@nlg.org NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joins the Puerto Rican civil rights and legal communities in condemning the actions of law enforcement and the Puerto Rico Department of Justice (PRDOJ), in response to their ongoing persecution and intimidation of human rights lawyers and activists. […]

NLG Environmental Justice Committee Condemns US Forest Service for Blocking Food and Water to Pipeline Protestor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: National Lawyers Guild Environmental Justice Committee (EJC) Alan Graf, National Lawyers Guild attorney and EJC member; Floyd, VA:  540-745-2519 Joel Richard Kupferman, NLG and EJC- Co-chair: 917-414-1983 The Environmental Justice Committee of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) condemns the actions of the United States Forest Service in denying basic necessities to […]

NLG Condemns Israeli Military Attacks on Unarmed Civilian Demonstrators in the Gaza Strip

April 16, 2018 Huwaida Arraf, NLG Palestine Subcommittee Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the International Solidarity Movement: huwaida.arraf@gmail.com Audrey Bomse, NLG Palestine Subcommittee Co-Chair: audreybomse@hotmail.com The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is shocked and outraged by the Israeli military’s recent slaughter of unarmed civilians peacefully protesting in Gaza during the “Great March of Return.” The NLG demands […]

Whose Speech? A Post-Charlottesville Discussion (3/28 at Georgetown Law)

Contact: Maggie Ellinger-Locke, NLG Executive VP Ellinger.Locke@gmail.com314.805.7335 Whose Speech? A Post-Charlottesville Discussion WASHINGTON, DC—In the wake of the deadly white supremacy march in Charlottesville last summer, social justice advocates face troubling questions about the meaning of free speech. Legal scholars and activists with Law for Black Lives DC and the National Lawyers Guild will host […]

WEBINAR: Anti-Protest Legislation: Implications for Social Movements

REGISTER NOW! bit.ly/ProtestWebinar Wednesday March 14, 7 PM -8:30 PM EST  Since the end of 2016, nearly 60 bills have been proposed in state legislatures which limit the right to protest or remove liability for harm caused to protesters. This wave of anti-protest legislation comes in the aftermath of the success of recent social movements […]