National Lawyers Guild Warns Tampa Rash RNC Ordinance Could Cost the City Millions

For immediate release: April 4, 2012 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 New York In comments submitted to the Tampa City Council this morning, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) harshly criticized a proposed ordinance that would drastically and unconstitutionally restrict protests at this year’s Republican National Convention. “You would think, given all the […]

National Lawyers Guild Honors Ailing Cuban Lawyer, Urges Obama Administration to Permit Cuban Five Brother Visit

For immediate release: March 11, 2012 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 New York The National Lawyers Guild made Cuban lawyer Roberto González an honorary member today in recognition of his contributions as a human rights defender and, in particular, his efforts in the case of the Cuban Five. “Roberto’s career and his […]

National Lawyers Guild Stands with Lynne Stewart

For immediate release: February 28, 2012 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator 212-679-5100, ext. 15 New York The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) continues to stand behind longtime member, civil and human rights defender Lynne Stewart, as the Second Circuit appeal of her sentence is argued before a three-judge panel today. “It is a rare honor for us […]

National Lawyers Guild Members Abused in Bahrain Anti-Democracy Crackdown

For immediate release: February 13, 2012 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 New York Just one day after announcing their presence in Bahrain as human rights observers, National Lawyers Guild (NLG) members Huwaida Arraf and Radhika Sainath were arrested at a protest in the capital city Manama and deported back to the United […]

NLG Reaches $6.2 Million Settlement in Class Action Against Chicago Police

For immediate release: February 8, 2012 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 New York National Lawyers Guild (NLG) attorneys have reached a historic $6.2 million settlement in a class action lawsuit brought against the Chicago Police Department on behalf of hundreds of protesters arrested during a 2003 protest. The arrests came on March […]

After Death Row Transfer, Mumia Abu-Jamal Languishes in Solitary

For immediate release: January 11, 2012 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator 212-679-5100, ext. 15 New York Over a month after National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Vice President Mumia Abu-Jamal was moved from death row, he remains in transitional solitary confinement under harsh restrictions. “Mumia’s move off death row is a hollow victory if it means he is […]

DA Drops Death in the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

For immediate release: December 6, 2011 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator 212-679-5100 x15 New York The Philadelphia district attorney’s office announced today that it will not seek another death sentence for National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Vice President Mumia Abu-Jamal. Under Pennsylvania law, Mr. Abu-Jamal will now be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. […]

Lawyers Challenge Occupy Evictions

For immediate release: November 21, 2011 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator 212-679-5100 x15 New York Pushing back against what appears to be a coordinated national crackdown on the Occupy movement, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is bringing preemptive legal challenges to halt Occupy evictions and other attacks on occupiers’ free speech. “From day one of the […]

NLG Publishes Arabic “Know Your Rights” Guide

For immediate release: November 20, 2011 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator 212-679-5100 New York In response to the ongoing unwarranted surveillance of Muslim and Arab Americans by local and federal law enforcement agencies, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has published its essential “Know Your Rights” booklet in Arabic. Copies of the 14-page booklet are available free […]

In the Wake of Occupy Crackdown, NLG Taps Feds for Information

For immediate release: November 16, 2011 Mara Verheyden-Hilliard Co-Chair, NLG Mass Defense Committee (202) 232-1180 ext. 202 Washington, D.C. The National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Committee and the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF)filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests Wednesday with the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of […]