NLG Attorneys Challenge Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law

This is post 2 of 15 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 41, No. 1 (Spring 2016)” By Henry Schneider and Cynthia Heenan, NLG Detroit and Michigan Chapter Recent crises have focused national attention on Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law. In fall 2015, news broke that Flint’s 100,000 residents had been consuming lead-contaminated water for two […]

Guild Notes: Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter 2015)

NLG Ohio and Partners Get Cases against Protesters Dropped NLG-NYC Chapter Leads Delegation to Cuba Liz Fink, Rest in Power NLG Asks Obama to “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” on Cuba Many Hands Make Positive Change at Wayne State Guild Member Wins Peabody Award for Albie Sachs Documentary Food Justice and Intersectionality Black […]

NLG Ohio and Partners Get Cases against Protesters Dropped

This is post 5 of 13 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter 2015)” By NLG Ohio Chapter On May 23rd, 71 protesters, plus two Legal Observers, were arrested during demonstrations following the acquittal of Michael Brelo, a Cleveland police officer charged in connection with the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams in November 2012. Protesters […]

The Concrete Empire

This is post 4 of 13 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter 2015)” By Carl H. Harrison | Susanville, CA In the 1980s, California began a prison- and jail-building boom. Concrete jails and prisons popped up all over the state, while laws were quickly changed to make it easier to lock people […]

Mass Incarceration: Transforming an Unconstitutional System

This is post 2 of 13 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter 2015)” By Bro. Brad Broussard, Beeville, TX Under the Thirteenth Amendment, “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place […]