NLG Mobilizes Legal Support Ahead of “Unite the Right” Counter-Protests

Contact: Andrew Mahler, Central Virginia NLG Chair centralva@nlg.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 15 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2017 NLG Mobilizes Legal Support Ahead of “Unite the Right” Counter-Protests CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is coordinating legal support in anticipation of counter-protests to the white supremacist “Unite the Right Free Speech Rally” to take place […]

Letter to Congress: Oppose the Israel Anti-Boycott Act

“The Act amends anti -boycott provisions of the federal Export Administration Act (EAA), enacted in 1979 . Those provisions prohibit specific actions taken to comply with or support a boycott of Israel “fostered or imposed” by a foreign country. The sponsors of the new Act propose to add new restrictions on boycotts “fostered or imposed” […]

WEBINAR: Mapping the Right: Reflections and Resistance

  A Conversation with: Trishala Deb, Stefanie Guilloud, Suzanne Pharr and Tarso Ramos Are you wondering how the United States got to its current political landscape?  Struggling to apply your skills, as a legal professional, to best resist the Trump regime in the most accountable way?  Feeling frustrated by lack of cohesion and momentum in progressive […]

Rights Groups File FOIA to Uncover Details About Police Use of Force, Infiltration of Inauguration Protests

FOIA filing comes as D.C. Council moves to investigate police misconduct on January 20 DC National Lawyers Guild (DC NLG) and Defending Rights and Dissent, two groups who defend the right to protest, are demanding answers about the Metropolitan Police Department’s conduct during anti-Trump inauguration protests. Earlier today, the two groups filed a Freedom of […]

Legal Support for Anti-Fascist Action

By Traci Yoder, NLG Director of Research and Education Since the election of Donald Trump in November 2016, tense standoffs between groups at different ends of the political spectrum have become increasingly common. From demonstrations at universities against hate-mongering speakers and conflicts over the removal of Confederate monuments to clashes sparked by so-called “free speech” […]

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 […]