Blum, et al. (SHAC 7) v. Holder Blum v. Holder is a federal lawsuit challenging the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) as an unconstitutional infringement on free speech. The plaintiffs are five longtime animal rights activists whose advocacy work has been chilled due to fear of being prosecuted as a terrorist under the AETA.
Category Archives: Amicus Briefs
An amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief is an important way for the NLG to contribute its analysis of important but undeveloped aspects of critical cases. In appropriate cases, the Guild also joins briefs drafted by other organizations. NLG members, counsel, and others with recommendations for cases that you believe would benefit from an NLG amicus brief should read these guidelines and contact our Amicus Committee. Click the links below to view some of our previously filed briefs.
Chris Hedges, et al. v. Obama, et al.
Chris Hedges, et al. v. Obama, et al. Along with the Center for Competitive Democracy and Ralph Nader, the NLG filed this brief challenging the constitutionality of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012, part of which allows for indefinite detention by the U.S. military of individuals accused of terrorism, without due process.
US v. Rasmea Odeh (November 2014)
US v. Rasmea Odeh NLG filed this amicus brief in support of the defense’s motion that requested Palestinian American community leader Rasmea Odeh be granted bond pending sentencing to continue her social work in Chicago.
Kent L. and Linda Davis, et al. v. Grace Cox, et al. (December 2014)
Kent L. and Linda Davis, et al. v. Grace Cox, et al. (December 2014) NLG joined the Jewish Voice for Peace, Palestine Solidarity Legal Support, American Muslims for Palestine, and the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network in filing this amicus brief in response to a lawsuit brought against the Olympia Food Co-op in Washington State, after […]
Georges v. United Nations (June 2015)
Georges-v-UN_Amicus-Brief_HR Orgs_6-3-15 Joining 23 other human rights organizations, the NLG signed on to this amicus brief in support of victims of the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti.