NLG Responds to the Commutation of the Sentences of Oscar López Rivera and Chelsea Manning

(Above, L-R: Oscar López Rivera with atty. Jan Susler; Portrait of Chelsea Manning by Alicia Neal.) The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is thrilled to learn of the commutations of the sentences of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera and Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, a victory due largely to the unwavering efforts of determined activists, […]

NLG Military Law Task Force to Obama: Pardon Chelsea Manning/Commute Sentence to Time Served

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 December 16, 2016 Dear President Obama: The National Lawyers Guild Military Law Task Force joins more than 102,000 people who have called on you to pardon Chelsea Manning or, at the very least, commute the remainder of her sentence. You are well […]

National Lawyers Guild Submits Comments for Improving Military Justice System to Department of Defense Military Justice Review Group

For immediate release: June 30, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK–The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) today submitted comments to the Defense Department’s  Military Justice Review Group as part of its comprehensive review of the military justice system. Recommendations to improve the system include eliminating the “convening authority” as the near-absolute […]