NLG and Legal Groups to Senators: Rejection of DOJ Nominee Adegbile Threatens Justice System

For immediate release: March 14, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 New York The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), along with other bar associations and legal groups, expressed profound concern over the rejection of Debo Adegbile to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. In a letter to the 52 Senators […]

CCR, NLG and CAIR-USA Ask House Education Committee to Oppose Anti-Boycott Bill

For immediate release: March 6, 2014 Advocates Assert Bill Violates First Amendment February 12, 2014, New York – The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations-USA (CAIR-USA) sent members of the House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee a letter urging them to oppose legislation that would deny federal funding […]

NLG Submits Testimony to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Solitary Confinement

Solitary confinement will be an obsolete and wholly unnecessary practice when our government dedicates itself to eliminating racism from the criminal justice system and places more emphasis on rehabilitation, treatment for addiction, safe and effective reentry, and helping with housing and employment. –Excerpt from NLG testimony to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Yesterday the NLG submitted testimony for the record […]

NLG Calls on President Obama to Protect Consumer Privacy Rights

On the two-year anniversary of the publication of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (CPBR), the National Lawyers Guild is one of 40 organizations urging Washington to protect privacy rights in the digital age. Joining the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Center for Digital Democracy, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the NLG urged President Obama to put […]

The NLG Urges U.S. to Respect Venezuelan Sovereignty

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls on Congress and the Secretary of State John Kerry to oppose U.S. intervention in the ongoing conflict in Venezuela, as a violent campaign brought by Venezuela’s extreme right-wing opposition seeks to topple the recently elected government. Certain opposition leaders have called these anti-government demonstrations “La Salida” (the Ousting), revealing […]

The National Lawyers Guild and other Rights Groups Call on Universities to Protect Open Debate on Palestine/Israel

For immediate release: February 6, 2014 Azadeh Shahshahani president@nlg.org (404) 574-0851 New York New York – The National Lawyers Guild and other organizations calling for human rights and for the rule of law in Palestine and Israel today urged academic institutions to reaffirm their commitment to free and open campus debate. The plea for free expression, including the right to […]

National Lawyers Guild Observers Find Salvadoran Elections to be Free and Fair

For immediate release: February 5, 2014 Judy Somberg judy_somberg@igc.org 617-497-5364 New York For interviews in Spanish:  William Leavitt, WilliamLeavitt@hotmail.com, 212-897-5852 A group of five members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) traveled to El Salvador as trained and accredited election observers to monitor the first round of the 2014 Presidential elections and to investigate the […]

18th IADL Congress in Brussels, April 15-19

The National Lawyers Guild is a proud member of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), an international organization of jurists’ associations that have made the violation of human rights and threats to international peace and security legal issues under international law, since 1946. The President of IADL is longtime Guild member and NLG International Committee (IC) […]

National Lawyers Guild Applauds the Compassionate Release of Lynne Stewart

For immediate release: December 31, 2013 Contact: Tasha Moro, 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK —Today Judge John G. Koeltl granted the Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) request for the compassionate release of Lynne Stewart. This is heartening news. Ms. Stewart is 74 years old and has terminal cancer with a life expectancy of less than 18 […]