Arkansas Times, LP v. Mark Waldrip, et. al

The NLG and Project South have filed an amicus brief in Arkansas Times, LP v. Mark Waldrip, et. al, challenging Arkansas’ Anti-BDS law. The case is on appeal to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Such anti-boycott laws which trample upon the First Amendment have passed in dozens of states across the country and are […]

Angela Davis’s Triumphant Return to Birmingham

By David Gespass, NLG Alabama & Past NLG President Among the many privileges I had as president of the Guild, one of the greatest was picking up Angela Davis at the airport and introducing her as the keynote speaker at  75th anniversary #Law4thePeople Convention in 2012  held in Pasadena, CA. Her warmth, humanity and insight […]

NLG Condemns Israeli Military Attacks on Unarmed Civilian Demonstrators in the Gaza Strip

April 16, 2018 Huwaida Arraf, NLG Palestine Subcommittee Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the International Solidarity Movement: huwaida.arraf@gmail.com Audrey Bomse, NLG Palestine Subcommittee Co-Chair: audreybomse@hotmail.com The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is shocked and outraged by the Israeli military’s recent slaughter of unarmed civilians peacefully protesting in Gaza during the “Great March of Return.” The NLG demands […]

Letter to Congress: Oppose the Israel Anti-Boycott Act

“The Act amends anti -boycott provisions of the federal Export Administration Act (EAA), enacted in 1979 . Those provisions prohibit specific actions taken to comply with or support a boycott of Israel “fostered or imposed” by a foreign country. The sponsors of the new Act propose to add new restrictions on boycotts “fostered or imposed” […]

Anti-Boycott Bills Are Part of Wider Crackdown on Protest

By Chip Gibbons, Policy and Legislative Counsel at Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation A number of commentators have noted two different trends. First, across the nation Republican lawmakers are pushing for bills criminalizing protests. Second, a number of state legislatures have passed or considered, often at the impetus of Democratic lawmakers, bills aimed at […]