Lauren Regan

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August 2017

Trump’s Climate Bullies

By |2019-05-16T18:18:59-07:00August 28th, 2017|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , |

If you troll the internet these days, you might think that SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) and RICO (racketeering) cases may seem to be growing in regularity against environmental activists. In reality, if you compare the tiny number of SLAPP suits actually filed to the […]

Anti-Racist Statement

By |2017-08-24T14:04:10-07:00August 24th, 2017|Categories: About, Info|Tags: |

Adopted June 1, 2017

Civil Liberties Defense Center Anti-Racist Statement

The Civil Liberties Defense Center affirms its commitment to recognizing, addressing, and eradicating all forms of racism and ethnic oppression. We focus on engaging and collaborating in organizing, educating, and providing legal support that challenges oppressive and unjust forces.  We […]

June 2017

Immediate Release: Climate Denier’s SLAPP RICO case thrown out of Texas federal court

By |2017-09-11T13:23:52-07:00June 13th, 2017|Categories: Current Cases, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , |

Today Senior United States District Judge Sam R. Cummings, with the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas, roundly dismissed the frivolous Rackateering lawsuit brought by Texas climate denier Leonid Goldstein against leading environmental organizations, foundations, and activists for their climate activism and advocacy.  The lawsuit, brought as […]

May 2017

Take Yourselves Seriously: Document Retention and Destruction Policies

By |2017-08-30T16:09:52-07:00May 26th, 2017|Categories: Organizing Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

In light of the CLDC’s desire to educate activists and organizations regarding law-related topics, we will be presenting a series of informational primers that are particularly important in times of government repression and corporate attacks on dissent.  This series, “Take Yourself Seriously” will provide best practices for nonprofits, activist […]

February 2017

Update from Standing Rock

By |2017-08-28T17:06:18-07:00February 10th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Info|Tags: , , , , , , |

I wanted to share a short update from Standing Rock regarding a multitude of travesties that have occurred there this week. Unfortunately, things are only going to be getting more intense out there—both at Standing Rock and around the country. CLDC is about to hire a 3rd lawyer, […]

Pipeline Protester Trial Ends With Hung Jury In Victory For Climate Movement

By |2017-09-11T13:22:41-07:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Current Cases, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

Mount Vernon, WA — In a victory for the climate movement, a jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of Ken Ward, a climate activist from Corbett, Oregon, who had been charged with sabotage and burglary after an October 2016 protest in which he and four other […]

January 2017

December 2016

Make a Year End Gift to Fight for Civil Liberties

By |2016-12-30T12:19:19-07:00December 30th, 2016|Categories: Fundraising, Info|Tags: , , , , , |

With the incoming Trump administration, the need for people to fight for civil liberties will be greater than ever before.

We will defend social and environmental justice activists as well as targeted communities such as immigrants, workers and communities of color. Help ensure CLDC can expand our crucial work by becoming […]

November 2016

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

By |2019-05-16T18:18:58-07:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 grave violations of Plaintiffs’ rights secured by the U.S. Constitution.

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