Statement Against Antisemitism & Islamophobia

The following was originally submitted as an emergency resolution before the 2018 #Law4thePeople Convention, and was adopted instead as a national statement. The National Lawyers Guild notes with alarm the re-emergence of virulent and violent antisemitism, a core element of historical and currently resurgent white supremacy in the United States and around the world. Adherents […]

NLG Statement in Support of a Non-Binary Future

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and its chapters nationwide are proudly in solidarity with transgender, non-binary, Two Spirit, and intersex members, supporters, and activists currently under attack from the U.S. President and federal administration. With the U.S’s midterm election even more important than prior years, we know this hateful discourse and transphobic rhetoric is an […]

National Strike Against Kavanaugh

NLG students are organizing the #StrikeAgainstKavanaugh, 10/10-10/12 to impeach Kavanaugh. Join and endorse the strike! Law Students Announce a National Strike Against Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2018 Contact: kavanaughstrikeoc@gmail.com Today, law students released an open letter calling for a national student strike against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. On Wednesday […]

NLG Welcomes Not Guilty Verdict in the First J20 Inauguration Day Protest Trial

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 15 December 21, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC—In a tremendous victory for the right to dissent, a Washington, DC jury has found all six defendants in the first “J20” trial not guilty on all charges. The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) welcomes this verdict despite the politically motivated charges that […]

The Dangers of Deregulation Under Trump and Pence

By Traci Yoder, NLG Director of Research and Education On December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote whether to end what is popularly known as “net neutrality.” Citing the previous administration’s “heavy handed Internet regulation,” current FCC Chair Ajit Pai proposes “returning to the longstanding light-touch regulatory framework for the Internet and restoring […]

Inauguration Protest Trials Begin, Resistance Continues

By King Downing, Director of Mass Defense  Trials start today for the first group of January 20 (J20) inauguration protest arrestees. Most of the 192 remaining defendants continue to face riot,  conspiracy, and property destruction charges equaling up to 60 years in prison. On November 13, the seven defendants in the December 11 trial block […]

NLG President Responds to Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio

On Friday, President Donald Trump pardoned former Arizona Sheriff and notorious racist Joe Arpaio’s conviction of criminal contempt of court. The former Sheriff is known for his blatant racial profiling of Latinx residents, torture of pre-trial detainees, and emphatic support of Trump. NLG President Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan stated: “Trump’s decision to grant a presidential […]

WEBINAR: Mapping the Right: Reflections and Resistance

  A Conversation with: Trishala Deb, Stefanie Guilloud, Suzanne Pharr and Tarso Ramos Are you wondering how the United States got to its current political landscape?  Struggling to apply your skills, as a legal professional, to best resist the Trump regime in the most accountable way?  Feeling frustrated by lack of cohesion and momentum in progressive […]

Rights Groups File FOIA to Uncover Details About Police Use of Force, Infiltration of Inauguration Protests

FOIA filing comes as D.C. Council moves to investigate police misconduct on January 20 DC National Lawyers Guild (DC NLG) and Defending Rights and Dissent, two groups who defend the right to protest, are demanding answers about the Metropolitan Police Department’s conduct during anti-Trump inauguration protests. Earlier today, the two groups filed a Freedom of […]

NLG Cuba Subcommittee Pledges to Provide Legal Assistance to US Travelers to Cuba, In Support of their Right to Travel

In light of President Trump’s Miami announcement today, seeking to further curtail the right of U.S. residents and citizens to travel to Cuba, the Cuba Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild reiterates its longstanding support for the right to travel, and pledges to continue to provide legal assistance to U.S. travelers to Cuba. The NLG […]