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Back to the War Zone

We will defend water protectors in court and help organize court support for over 470 arrestees; we will pursue the civil rights actions we are working on against cops and jails; Jamil will ensure computers and communications are as secure as possible; and Erin will lend support to the water protectors and the youth of […]

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Legal Defense Klamath Forest Activists

Three forest activists arrested during civil disobedience protests in the Klamath region of Northern California will be represented by attorneys from the Civil Liberties Defense Center in federal court this fall. The case comes after an effective and peaceful “barrel blockade” halted logging operations and elevated an ongoing campaign to expose the Westside “Salvage” Logging […]

Mumia Abu Jamal v. Kathleen Kane

First Amendment victory in Pennsylvania

Federal court protects free speech rights of prisoners in Mumia Abu Jamal v. Kane

Last week, a federal court in Pennsylvania struck down a state law aimed at restricting the free speech rights of prisoners. In Mumia Abu Jamal v. Kane, the court addressed a new state law in Pennsylvania called the “Revictimization Relief Act,” which attempted to stop accused or convicted criminals from publicly expressing viewpoints that might […]

Skid Row LA

Federal Appeals Court Confirms Right to Protest

On March 10, 2015, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in a case called CPR for Skid Row v. City of Los Angeles.… The federal appeals court found that the arrest of the organizer was unconstitutional. Even though the California law states that anyone who “willfully disturbs or breaks up” a […]