Hammer v. Ashcroft (November 2009)

Hammer v. Ashcroft: In support of death row inmates’ right to person-to-person meetings with reporters. This brief focuses on the fact that the current Bureau of Prison’s (BOP) proscription of in-person communication between maximum security inmates and members of the press is inappropriately based on the anticipation that the speech will be offensive to government officials […]

Churchill v. Board of Regents of Univ. of Colorado (September 2011)

 Ward Churchill v. Board of Regents of University of Colorado This brief argues in support of Ward Churchill’s appeal that his firing poses a threat to the First Amendment rights of all people, and particularly to academic freedom. The brief contends further that immunity granted to university regents for their role in Churchill’s firing could […]

Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder (February 2013)

Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder The NLG brief in support of the respondents underscores the obligation of the Supreme Court not to arrogate to itself the job of the legislature, especially in the face of overwhelming evidence supporting the legitimacy of Congress’s decision to extend the constitutionally crucial role of Section 5 of the Voting […]

Blum, et al. (SHAC 7) v. Holder

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.

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.

NLG Review: Vol. 72, No. 4 (Winter 2015)

Transformational Movements: The National Lawyers Guild and Radical Legal Service by Jules Lobel Speaking of the Review: Speech at the NLG Convention at Oakland, October 25, 2015 by Deborah Willis The Color of Pain: Blacks and the U.S. Health Care System—Can the Affordable Care Act Help to Heal a History of Injustice? Part I by […]