Current Cases

May 2020

CLDC to Represent Environmental and Human Rights Lawyer Steven Donziger

By |2020-05-18T14:25:20-07:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 18, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan, CLDC
(541) 687-9180

Eugene, OR — On May 15, 2020, Civil Liberties Defense Center’s Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney, Lauren Regan, officially joined Steven Donziger’s legal team as a lead trial attorney. In addition to Regan and former New York federal prosecutor Andrew Frisch, […]

April 2020

‘Weed 9’ Water Activists Present Legal Claim Against Sacramento Law Firm for Filing Malicious Lawsuit Aimed at Silencing Free Speech

By |2020-04-30T16:14:26-07:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 29, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan, CLDC
(541) 687-9180

The Weed, California, community members claim Churchwell White LLP knowingly filed meritless and illegal SLAPP suit against them on behalf of Roseburg Forest Products.

Eugene, OR — The CLDC has filed a lawsuit in the Siskiyou County […]

Journalist and Congressional Candidate Sues Humboldt County and Two Sheriff’s Deputies for Abuse of Civil Rights

By |2020-04-14T17:26:31-07:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 14, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan, Marianne Dugan, CLDC
(541) 687-9180

Eugene, OR — Today, CLDC attorneys representing Green Party Congressional candidate Michael “Gamms” Gammariello filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in California federal court against Humboldt County and two of its Sheriff’s deputies for illegal police brutality.

Mike Gammariello is an […]

Standing Rock Indigenous Water Protector Sues North Dakota Police for Abuse of Civil Rights

By |2020-04-09T11:50:22-07:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan, Marianne Dugan, CLDC
(541) 687-9180

 

Standing Rock Indigenous Water Protector Sues North Dakota Police for Abuse of Civil Rights

Case Joins Several Other Standing Rock Cases Currently Stalled Pending Court Rulings on Defense Motions to Dismiss

Eugene, OR — Today, CLDC attorneys representing […]

March 2020

CLDC Defends Against Further Censorship of Public Spaces

By |2020-03-09T17:07:54-07:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan
(541) 687-9180

Eugene, OR — Last week CLDC attorneys filed a motion in the Lane County Circuit Court on
behalf of our client, Eric T. Jackson, to dismiss his charges of Criminal Trespass in the Second
Degree.

At the time of his arrest, Mr. Jackson was engaged in […]

February 2020

Updated: Extinction Rebellion Portland Activists’ Protest Charges Dismissed in Major Victory for Climate Necessity Defense

By |2020-03-13T12:28:34-07:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

Update: March 12, 2020

Today the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office officially dismissed charges of Tresspassing in the First Degree for all five XR Portland activists. CLDC and its attorneys welcome this victory for the climate justice movement and look forward to continuing to advance the “choice of evils” or “climate […]

January 2020

CLDC SEEKS TO ASSERT CLIMATE NECESSITY DEFENSE IN RESPONSE TO EXTINCTION REBELLION PORTLAND PROTEST CHARGES

By |2020-02-14T17:26:46-08:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

Oregon Jury to Hear Climate “Choice of Evils” Defense for the First Time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 16, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan
(541) 687-9180

Portland, OR — Yesterday CLDC attorneys, joined by co-counsel and Portland attorney Kenneth Kreuscher, filed a brief in the Multnomah County Circuit Court on behalf of our clients, a group of […]

October 2019

CLDC Stands with Ruby Montoya

By |2019-10-04T14:27:33-07:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

Update (10/4/2019): Our client, Ruby Montoya, was ordered released from custody by the US District Court in Arizona today. There is still a long road ahead but we are thankful that she is out of jail.

On Friday, September 27, 2019, our client Ruby Montoya was arrested by federal agents in […]

September 2019

Valve Turner Ken Ward Wins Climate Necessity Defense in Washington Supreme Court: Case Establishes Washington State Legal Precedent

By |2019-09-09T15:36:48-07:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , |

Today climate activists in the U.S. celebrate a crucial victory. Yesterday the Washington Supreme Court denied the State’s petition for review in environmental activist Ken Ward’s case and set a Washington State precedent recognizing the necessity defense for direct action for the sake of preventing catastrophic climate change.

“This victory upholds […]

June 2019

CLDC Files Motion Challenging Constitutionality of Free Speech Plaza Curfew

By |2019-06-27T16:39:45-07:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, News, Protest|Tags: , , |

Above: 2013 Monsanto protest in Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza

“The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to
protect its free expression should be our first object.”

– Thomas Jefferson

(inscribed at Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza)

Last Friday the Civil Liberties Defense Center filed a motion challenging […]

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