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September 2018

CLDC Moves Forward in Lawsuit Challenging Lack of Mental Health Treatment in Jails

By |2018-09-25T11:16:38+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|

Cooper Brinson, Staff Attorney

Back in June, the US District Court for Oregon ruled that a lawsuit, filed by the Civil Liberties Defense Center on behalf of Angelo J. Fricano, should move forward to trial after successfully beating back the defendants attempts to have the case dismissed. The federal civil […]

May 2018

December 2017

Google and Facebook give your data to cops

By |2018-06-18T11:57:06+00:00December 7th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Resources, Security|Tags: , , , |

We dislike G**gle and F*c*book.  Here is one reason.

Every year, Google and Facebook hand over data from roughly one hundred thousand user accounts to law enforcement and other requesters.  Many of these requests come in the form of subpoenas, which do not require probable cause, can originate out of criminal […]

October 2017

Update from North Dakota Climate Trial

By |2018-06-15T12:45:11+00:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Current Cases, Featured|Tags: , , , |

Greetings from Cavalier, North Dakota where we are currently defending the North Dakota Valve Turners, Michael Foster and Sam Jessup.  It’s day 3 of trial today.  We spent a day and a half picking a jury in this rural, conservative farming community on the outskirts of the Baaken oil fields […]

September 2017

Trump Xenophobia Loses Again: Federal Court Rejects Trump’s Attack on Sanctuary Cities

By |2017-09-25T11:48:54+00:00September 18th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Info, News|Tags: , |

Last week, the Trump Administration lost again in court.  This time, the court rejected Trump’s attempt to withdraw federal funding from “sanctuary cities.”  Sanctuary cities are those cities that do not require their local police departments to act as de facto federal immigration agents, but instead allow their police departments […]

August 2017

Take Yourselves Seriously: Document Retention and Destruction Policies

By |2017-09-06T11:06:34+00:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: Articles, News|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 […]

How to browse the web anonymously

By |2018-06-18T12:03:42+00:00August 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Security|Tags: , , , , , |

DreamHost, a web-host, has revealed that they are fighting the US government warrant requesting all information about every person who has visited the website www.disruptj20.org. Such information could include all subpages of disruptj20 that you surfed, how often you did so and the complete text of anything you might […]

Solidarity with Charlottesville

By |2017-08-14T13:38:55+00:00August 14th, 2017|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , |

On Saturday, Heather D. Heyer was murdered by a neo-Nazi. 19 others were injured. The Nazi drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors in Charlottesville, VA during, or just after, a mass neo-Nazi rally. I’m not interested in parsing out the nuances of their ideological nomenclature—white-nationalist, white-separatist, etc. It […]

February 2017

Federal Courts Halt Trump’s Muslim Ban

By |2017-09-11T13:19:14+00:00February 10th, 2017|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , |

On February 9, 2017, the federal U.S. Court of Appeals upheld an injunction against implementation of Donald Trump’s Executive Order banning Muslims from the U.S. The order from the federal appeals court agreed with a federal district court decision in Seattle that had blocked implementation of the Muslim Ban […]

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