Current Cases

July 2022

Firelight Press Conference

By |2022-07-14T12:38:08-07:00July 14th, 2022|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, News|

 

Last week we had an important victory for Indigenous sovereignty in Anishinaabe territory, so-called northern Minnesota.  Claire Glenn, the attorney fellow for the Line 3 Defense Project of the Civil Liberties Defense Center and Water Protector Legal Collective, won dismissal of the criminal charges for […]

Anishinaabe Water Protectors’ Cases Dismissed on Indigenous Sovereignty Grounds

By |2022-07-06T06:55:07-07:00July 6th, 2022|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, News, Protest|

ANISHINAABE WATER PROTECTORS’ CASES DISMISSED ON INDIGENOUS SOVEREIGNTY GROUNDS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 6, 2022

Contact:

Claire Glenn, Attorney-Fellow for the Line 3 Legal Defense Project

(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

 

Three Indigenous Water Protectors have had their criminal […]

Jury Unable to Convict Stop the Sweeps Advocate for Asking Cops to Adhere to the Law

By |2022-07-01T14:10:33-07:00July 1st, 2022|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, News|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2022

Contact:
Sarah Alvarez, Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

Jury Unable to Convict Stop the Sweeps Advocate for Asking Cops to Adhere to the Law: Judge declares mistrial after jury unable to come to a unanimous verdict

Eugene, Oregon—Nicholas Hollows, a Eugene resident […]

March 2022

What the Jury Didn’t Know at the Eric King Trial

By |2022-03-30T15:25:57-07:00March 30th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

On March 18, 2022, political prisoner Eric King was acquitted by a federal jury of twelve people in the U.S. District Court in Colorado. Eric was charged with assaulting a federal officer, a federal felony with a potential 20-year sentence, after he defended himself from an attack by a Bureau […]

KING VERDICT: Imprisoned Anti-racist Activist Eric King Acquitted of New Charges

By |2022-03-18T17:29:33-07:00March 18th, 2022|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2022

Contacts:

Lauren Regan, Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney
Chava Shapiro, Engagement Specialist
(541) 687-9180
info@cldc.org

Imprisoned Anti-racist Activist Eric King Acquitted of New Charges

Denver, CO — On March 18th, a jury acquitted anti-racist and anti-fascist political prisoner Eric King on the count of “assaulting” a federal officer. CLDC is overjoyed […]

Eric King Trial Begins March 14th: Courtroom Support and Decorum

By |2022-03-09T08:08:44-08:00March 9th, 2022|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

March 8, 2022

Dear friends and family of Eric King:

On behalf of the Civil Liberties Defense Center, thank you for your continued interest and support for our client Eric King who faces a federal felony assault on a correctional officer charge. Yesterday Eric’s legal team (Lauren Regan, Sandra Freeman, Sarah Alvarez) […]

February 2022

New Legal Resources For Line 3 Water Protectors

By |2022-02-03T11:52:56-08:00February 3rd, 2022|Categories: Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

New Legal Resources For Line 3 Water Protectors

The Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) and the Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) are excited to announce a new partnership to boost legal representation capacity for Water Protectors who were arrested while defending Anishinaabe lands, the upper Mississippi watershed, and our […]

November 2021

Judge Partially Grants CLDC Motion to Suppress Coerced Statement in Trial of Anti-Racist Political Prisoner, Eric King

By |2021-11-30T17:00:34-08:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2021

Contacts:

Lauren Regan, Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney
Sarah Alvarez, Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180
info@cldc.org

Judge Partially Grants CLDC Motion to Suppress Coerced Statement in Trial of Anti-Racist Political Prisoner, Eric King

Denver, CO —Yesterday, Judge William J. Martínez, of the U.S. District Court in Colorado, ruled […]

September 2021

Police Tactics for Violently Repressing Mass Movements (trigger warning)

By |2021-09-30T12:21:07-07:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, Fundraising, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Heavy-handed police responses to protests in the United States (and around the world) are nothing new. While horrifically graphic videos and images of police brutality taken by everyday people are now circulated across the Internet in the blink of an eye, the institution of police departments in this country […]

August 2021

Springfield Police Engaged in Politically-Motivated Surveillance and Spying; CLDC Amends Lawsuit

By |2021-08-19T15:33:50-07:00August 19th, 2021|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2021

Contacts: Marianne Dugan or Lauren Regan, Senior Staff Attorneys
541-687-9490
info@cldc.org

Springfield Police Engaged in Politically-Motivated Surveillance and Spying; CLDC Amends Lawsuit

Lane County, Oregon – In light of new evidence, on August 19, 2021, the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) and Black Unity moved to amend their […]

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