UK Internet Activists Sentenced to Less Prison Time than American Co-Defendant Jeremy Hammond Will Spend Jailed Pre-Trial

For immediate release: May 16, 2013 Abi Hassen Mass Defense Coordinator abi@nlg.org (212) 679-5100, ext. 14 New York Jeremy Hammond imprisoned over a year, held without bail and with no access to family members Three English co-defendants who plead guilty to being members of the Lulzsec hacktivist group were today sentenced by a UK court. […]

Court rules peace activists can sue the U.S. military for infiltration

For immediate release: December 18, 2012 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 New York Guild lawyer hails historic decision In a potentially precedent-setting decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a Guild lawyer’s challenge to military spying on peace activists can proceed. The ruling marks the first time a […]

National Lawyers Guild Urges Death Sentence Commutation for John Ferguson

For immediate release: October 16, 2012 Anne O’Berry southernrvp@nlg.org 561-578-6803 New York The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for the State of Florida to halt the scheduled execution of John Errol Ferguson and commute his death sentences to life in prison. Ferguson is a severely mentally ill African American man who has spent the last […]

National Lawyers Guild Convention Will Celebrate 75 Years, Reunite Activists

For immediate release: October 8, 2012 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 New York Hundreds of National Lawyers Guild members and allies will gather this week to celebrate the organization’s 75th anniversary at the Law for the People convention in Pasadena, California. Scholar and activist Angela Davis will deliver the keynote address […]

Citing Intimidation, Death Threats, National Lawyers Guild Calls for Protection of Haitian Lawyers to Government Critics

For immediate release: October 4, 2012 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 New York The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) expresses its grave concern over the recent intimidation of Haitian attorneys who represent government critics, which has included death threats, judicial harassment, and a report that Haiti’s top justice official ordered the arrest […]

NLG to Protect First Amendment at RNC and DNC

For immediate release: August 21, 2012 Nathan Tempey communications@nlg.org (347) 792-3092 New York The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is preparing to mount a massive legal support effort for protesters at the Republican and Democratic national conventions (RNC and DNC). “The host cities of Tampa and Charlotte are greeting party politicians and their corporate backers with […]

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 […]