NLG Stands with People of Ferguson, Condemns Systematic Police Violence in Communities of Color

For immediate release: November 25, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 FERGUSON, Mo. — The NLG joins the people of Ferguson in expressing disheartenment at the grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown. The rampant impunity with which police murder […]

NLG Files Friend of the Court Support for Motion Requesting Rasmea Odeh’s Bond Pending Sentencing to Continue Social Work

For immediate release: November 21, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 DETROIT–The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has filed a motion to be admitted as amicus curiae in the case of Rasmea Odeh, to support the request by Rasmea Odeh’s attorneys that the Court reconsider its decision to deny her bond pending sentencing on […]

Trial of Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Begins Today; NLG Members Represent Odeh

For immediate release: November 4, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 DETROIT–Jury selection begins today in the trial of Palestinian American community leader Rasmea Odeh, 67, for alleged immigration fraud. National Lawyers Guild (NLG) members Michael Deutsch, Jim Fennerty, Dennis Cunningham, and William Goodman are representing her. Since her arrest a year […]

National Lawyers Guild Condemns Ongoing Arrests of Legal Observers in Ferguson

Police Arrested Three NLG Legal Observers Thursday FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 At approximately 10:30 PM on August 21, St. Louis County Police arrested three National Lawyers Guild (NLG)-trained Legal Observers during a demonstration in Ferguson, Mo. protesting the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager, […]

NLG and Other Legal Groups Send Letter to ICC Urging an Investigation into Potential War Crimes Committed by Israel and US in Gaza under “Operation Protective Edge”

For immediate release: August 22, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 MEDIA ADVISORY NEW YORK–Today, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Center for Constitutional Rights, International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Arab Lawyers Union, and American Association of Jurists sent a letter to Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), urging her […]

NLG Legal Observer Arrested While Documenting Ongoing Police Violence in Ferguson

For immediate release: August 20, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 Max Suchan (currently in Ferguson, MO): 773-551-2353 At approximately 12:30 AM on August 20, St. Louis County Police arrested Max Suchan, a Legal Observer with the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). Suchan, a Chicago law student, traveled to Ferguson to document police misconduct […]

NLG Strongly Objects to Oppressive and Discriminatory Law Enforcement Tactics in Ferguson, Mo.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NLG Members Offering Legal Support to Ferguson Protesters NEW YORK — The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is on the ground providing legal support to Ferguson, Missouri residents protesting in the wake of last week’s fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown […]

National Lawyers Guild Urges US Government to Cease $3 Billion Annual Military Aid to Israel

For immediate release: July 18, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100 ext 15 Recent massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and ground invasion violates international law NEW YORK–The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) expresses its outrage about Israel’s ongoing indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks against Palestinian civilians and civilian objects in the Gaza Strip. Following a barrage […]

Signatories Call on White House to Investigate Beating and Detention of US Citizen and Palestinian-American Teen, Tariq Abu Khdeir

For immediate release: August 4, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 The NLG and other human rights groups urge President Obama and administration to demand Israel cease the Abuse and Unlawful Detention of Palestinians Today, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and nine other human rights organizations sent a letter to President Obama […]

NLG Calls for US to Abide by Human Rights Treaty Obligations and Cease Plans to Detain and Deport Thousands of Child Refugees to Central America

For immediate release: July 22, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK — The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) objects to the President’s decision to detain and expedite deportations of thousands of children fleeing persecution and violence in Central America. The NLG also opposes any efforts by Congress to roll back critical […]