33-Day Walk for Oscar López Successful

By Alberto Rodríguez for the Puerto Rico Subcommittee May 2014 was an exciting and historic month in the three-decade long campaign to free Oscar López Rivera. Oscar is the longest held Puerto Rican political prisoner convicted in U.S. federal court for seditious conspiracy for his commitment to Puerto Rican independence. Guild members in New York […]

Fighting Mass Incarceration at the Board of Parole

By Nora Carroll To the casual observer, opponents of mass incarceration are ubiquitous. The Justice Department is inviting nonviolent drug offenders to apply for clemency, there have been congressional hearings on solitary confinement, and everyone is talking about the Netflix series Orange is the New Black. But for those who envision a world without prisons, […]

In Memoriam: Rob Doyle (1942-2014)

Rob Doyle, a founding member of the (reestablished) Massachusetts Chapter of the NLG in the late ‘60s, died on May 1, 2014. In the ‘70s he worked with the Wounded Knee Legal Defense Project and was an active member his chapter throughout his career. This is a selection of a remembrance of him delivered at […]

In Memoriam: Jennie Rhine (1940-2014)

Longtime Guild-member Jennie Rhine passed away early morning on May 11, 2014. A graduate of UC Hastings School of Law, Jennie graduated first in her class of 1969. She went on to take a number of activist cases and to organize with the National Lawyers Guild. After some years in private practice, she was elected […]