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2017 Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp

CLDC’s 4th annual Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp! This summer, the Civil Liberties Defense Center is hosting our annual action camp for young people ages 14-18 to gain knowledge and skills to organize for climate justice! The camp will include a youth led public event focused on a climate justice campaign! The camp will be from Sunday, […]

Trump Press (Feb 2017)

Trump Administration Violates First Amendment

Last week , the Trump Administration banned several mainstream media outlets from entry into a Friday White House press briefing.  The banned news outlets included CNN, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, the BBC and the Guardian, which are all news outlets that Trump has criticized for publishing reports […]

Standing Rock Awakens The World

Lauren Regan wins Kerry Rydberg Public Interest Award!

Our Executive Director and senior staff attorney, Lauren Regan, has just received the great honor of winning the Kerry Rydberg Award for Excellence in Public Interest Environmental Law for her outstanding legal work at Standing Rock!  Lauren has worked tirelessly to provide legal support at Standing Rock, including countless hours of background work doing research, […]

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Water Protectors file class action suit for retaliation and excessive force against brutal police

The civil rights complaint seeks justice against the constitutional violations perpetuated against the mostly Native American water protectors, including claims of retaliation and police brutality by law enforcement, as well suing the Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, and City of Mandan Chief of Police Jason Ziegler for maintaining policies, customs, and practices that led to […]