DE-NJ NLG Prisoners’ Legal Advocacy Network (PLAN) Challenges Deplorable Prison Conditions at USP Beaumont

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2017 Contact: Paul Stanley Holdorf, Esq. 908-591-1589 | plan@nlg.org The Prisoners Legal Advocacy Network (PLAN) administered by the National Lawyers Guild’s Delaware-New Jersey Chapter has convened a legal response team to investigate and challenge deplorable conditions in Beaumont, Texas prisons in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. On Monday, September 11, […]

Ramapough Nation Asks Bergen Superior Court to Withdraw from Temporary Order that Town of Mahwah Says Prohibits Use of Ramapough Land for Prayer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/12/17 For More Information Contact: Phone: 201-762-4851 Email: ramapoughpress@gmail.com Embargo: Tuesday, June 13th 9:00AM EDT “If This Order Prohibiting Gathering for Prayer and Free Speech is Allowed to Stand, Then Everyone’s Right to Assemble, to Speak, and to Pray is At Risk, Not Just Ramapough” – Chief Dwaine Perry MAHWAH NJ – On Tuesday, June […]

NLG Supports Ramapough Lenape Nation Resistance Against Pilgrim Pipeline at Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp

Contact: King Downing, NLG Director of Mass Defense massdef@nlg.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 14 Tasha Moro, NLG Director of Communications communications@nlg.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 15 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2017 MAHWAH, NJ—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has joined forces with the Ramapough Lenape Nation in Mahwah, NJ, to support their efforts to hold religious ceremonies, […]

WPLC: Federal Subpoena Dropped Against Grand Jury Resister Steve Martinez

A federal grand jury subpoena issued to Water Protector Steve Martinez was withdrawn yesterday, without warning or explanation. Mr. Martinez had been summoned to appear on Wednesday March 1, as a witness before a grand jury in Bismarck, ND. The putative subject of the investigation is the November 20 incident on Backwater Bridge, and in […]

Army Corps Will Grant Easement for DAPL – Waives Notification Period

Water Protector Legal Collective is outraged by the U.S. Department of the Army’s notification to Congress today that it intends to grant the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to drill under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe in North Dakota. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ stated intention to disregard its policy of […]

WPLC Wins Change in Rules For Out of State Attorneys to Defend Water Protectors

Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) applauds the ND Supreme Court’s ruling today in their Petition to Permit Temporary Provision of Legal Services by Qualified Attorneys From Outside North Dakota. The request filed on December 14, 2016 sought to relax the rules governing pro hac vice admission for out of state attorneys in order to meet […]

WPLC Calls for Morton County Prosecutor Resignation and Permission for Out-of-State Lawyers to Represent Water Protectors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2016 Contact: Brandy Toelupe, WPLC President: (720) 876-8300 | Btoelupe@tildentoelupe.com Tasha Moro, NLG Communications Director (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 | communications@nlg.org MANDAN, ND—Yesterday, the North Dakota Supreme Court issued an order calling for public comments on a petition filed by the Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC), an initiative of the National Lawyers […]

WPLC Calls on Morton County to Remove Illegal Blockade of Hwy 1806 to Water Protector Camps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brandy Toelupe, WPLC President (720) 876-8300 | Btoelupe@tildentoelupe.com Robin Martinez, WPLC Secretary: (816) 694-6304 | robin.martinez@martinezlaw.net Tasha Moro, NLG Communications Director: (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 | communications@nlg.org MANDAN, ND—The Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC), an initiative of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), sent a letter yesterday to the Morton County Commission and Sheriff’s Department […]

WPLC Responds to Decision to Deny DAPL Easement: Calls for Permanent Stop to Construction & Dropping of Charges Against 550 Water Protectors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2016 CANNON BALL, ND—Today, the United States Army Corps of Engineers announced that it is denying an easement to Dakota Access, LLC (Dakota Access) to drill under Lake Oahe and the Missouri River for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) until an Environmental Impact Statement is completed and alternative routes are […]

Water Protector Legal Collective Files Suit for Excessive Force against Peaceful Protesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 28, 2016 Contact: Tasha Moro, NLG Communications Director: communications@nlg.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 15 CANNON BALL, ND —Today, the Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC-formerly Red Owl), an initiative of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), filed suit in US District Court against Morton County, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier, and other law enforcement […]