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November 2019

Keybase is Offering Me Free Money–Is This a Scam?

By |2019-11-01T15:59:46-07:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Resources, Security|Tags: , , , , |

The short version: if you’ve been using Keybase, you’re not the only one who has received an “airdrop” of the cryptocurrency Lumens (XLM). This is nothing to worry about, and you can safely participate in it or ignore it. It’s Keybase promoting XLM, which is part of their funding […]

October 2019

Federal Terrorism Watchlist Ruled Unconstitutional

By |2019-10-29T12:33:40-07:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

As Marjorie Cohn (author, professor, and former president of the National Lawyers Guild) reported in Truthout in September, a federal judge has recently ruled that the U.S.’s “terrorism watchlist,” containing more than a million names, is unconstitutional, at least regarding U.S. citizens on that list.

The federal government shares this […]

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

Preparing to Strike—for the Climate and for Our Futures!

By |2019-09-09T16:38:12-07:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

 

"If not you, then who? If not now, then when?"

The world’s biggest ever climate mobilisation was led by children. It’s time adults stepped up. Watch and find out why the Global #ClimateStrike this September needs everyone. globalclimatestrike.net

Posted by 350.org on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

 

As the weeklong Youth Climate Strike, this September 20-27, 2019, is catching the attention of media outlets around the world, we know that the climate justice movement needs all of us—in a spirit of solidarity, creativity, and urgency.

Young activists from every corner of the globe are coming together […]

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

Valve Turners Continue the Court Battles Over the Necessity Defense

By |2019-06-18T18:48:31-07:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases, Protest|Tags: , , , , |

The CLDC’s work on behalf of the Valve Turners continues this summer. On April 8, 2019, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled in Ken Ward’s favor and affirmed his right to present a climate necessity defense to a jury of his peers. Soon thereafter, the State of Washington sought […]

April 2019

Washington Court of Appeals Upholds Right to Present Necessity Defense in Climate Case

By |2019-04-09T11:58:23-07:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

BREAKING NEWS

April 8, 2019

Today the Washington Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the conviction of climate activist Ken Ward and sent his case back to the lower court for a third trial because Ward was denied his Sixth Amendment right to present the necessity defense to a jury of his […]

October 2018

Victory for Valve Turners in Minnesota!

By |2018-10-10T10:50:52-07:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

We are pleased to announce a victory in our Minnesota Valve Turner case! This trial was a rollercoaster with many twists and turns, but all three defendants were acquitted of their charges this morning in court. They were acquitted, not on the necessity defense, but because the prosecution could not meet the […]

September 2018

The Day the Valves Turned – Trial Approaching!

By |2019-05-16T18:17:56-07:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

Starting on October 8, 2018, CLDC along with co-counsel, will be defending the Minnesota Valve Turners, Annette, Emily, and Ben by presenting the climate necessity defense to a Clearwater County jury.  We have been developing this cutting edge legal strategy with help from many other lawyers around the country for […]

August 2018

Necessity Defense Trial Date Set! October 8th-11th 2018

By |2018-09-20T10:54:12-07:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, Info, News|Tags: , , , , |

Lauren Regan is headed to Clearwater County MN, to argue the Necessity Defense along with co-counsel Tim Phillips of Minneapolis and Kelsey Skaggs, on behalf of brave Valve Turners, Emily and Annette Klapstein, and climate activist (and repeat CLDC client) Ben Joldersma. Two years ago they turned off 2 pipeline […]

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