Civil Liberties Defense Center fights agency on constitutionality of protest requirements at Federal Plaza
Eugene, OR—The Civil Liberties Defense Center, Safe Legally Entitled Emergency Places to Sleep (SLEEPS) and Occupy Eugene will host a press conference today to announce a second round of legal actions to challenge the unlawful exclusion, permitting requirements, and enforcement that violated citizens’ constitutional rights. The Federal civil rights complaint and related motion for an emergency preliminary injunction, filed against the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) cites violations of plaintiffs’ First and Fifth Amendment Rights, by enforcing permit and curfew restrictions at the Federal Plaza, a traditional public forum typically known as “the Plaza.” Currently protestors are demonstrating at the Plaza under threat of imminent arrest. . . . .
Greetings from all of us at the Civil Liberties Defense Center! Every year around the holidays, people like you and me try to figure out what to buy our friends and family to let them know we care. This year, we invite you to consider buying a gift that will keep giving throughout the year, […] . . . .
CLDC attorney Lauren Regan will be representing the activists involved in the Tar Sands Blockade. Over 30 activists have been arrested for engaging in civil disobedience in attempts to thwart the multinational TransCanada XL Pipeline from destroying forests and the environment from this disgusting export pipeline carrying the dirtiest form of tar sands oil in […] . . . .
Daniel McGowan will be released from prison on December 11th. Daniel has spent years locked up in a Communication Management Unit, with his communications and contact with loved ones severely limited. It’s so exciting that he’s getting out! But prisoner support doesn’t stop when Daniel walks out the gate. The transition can be a hard […] . . . .