Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued opinions in six cases that improve or maintain civil liberties. In the most highly awaited case, Obergefell v Hodges, the court legalized gay marriage in all states.
Last week, a federal court in Montana dismissed a charge against a citizen journalist attempting to observe and document the government roundup of wild buffalo outside Yellowstone National Park.
In a significant defeat for the multinational corporate privatization agenda, this week the town of Missoula, Montana seized its water supply and distribution system from the Carlyle Group via eminent domain.
Save the date! CLDC’s 2nd annual Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp is August 3rd-8th. The Location will be at the Apserkaha Park at Howard Prairie Lake north of Medford, Oregon. This is a action camp for training teens age 14-18 how to organize for climate justice causes.
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On May 29, in a case called McCormack v. Herzog, the federal U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down Idaho’s ban on abortions. A federal court in Idaho had previously found the law unconstitutional, and the appeals court agreed.
Over 150 death row prisoners have been proven innocent and freed with the help of DNA evidence. Even more disturbing, most of the people that have been sentenced to die are poor African American men who have been convicted of killing white victims.
On May 28th 2015 the Washington Appellate Court struck down Washington’s Anti-SLAPP Statue
You can read the Decision here: WA Anti-SLAPP
Last week in Ireland, for the first time ever, an entire country decided to legalize gay marriage by a popular vote, also known as a referendum. This is the first time gay marriage has been legalized by a direct vote of the people. The U.S Supreme Court will be deciding a case in June that will have impacts on marriage equality in the United States.
Last week, federal courts issued two decisions affirming the right of citizens to record police under the First Amendment.