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Defending Frontline Activists in Virginia and Pennsylvania

By |2018-06-15T12:50:47-07:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

The CLDC has been providing legal support to the frontline pipeline heroes in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Recently, the Reilly family’s Virginia farm has been threatened, stolen and logged by the Mountain Valley Pipeline Corporation as it trampled upon their property rights and destroyed their pristine acreage that contains forest and creeks in order to stuff yet another unnecessary pipeline underground.

April 2018

Valve Turners to Present Climate Necessity Defense

By |2018-08-13T12:42:09-07:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Fundraising, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Eugene, OR — Today is a historic moment for climate activists in the U.S. The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a lower trial court’s ruling that will allow four climate activists to provide evidence of the necessity of their actions to a jury of their peers.

March 2018

Victory for Valve Turner!

By |2018-07-18T09:12:13-07:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , |

On Monday night I laid awake all night long in an uncomfortable hotel bed waiting for my alarm to go off at 6am. I was obsessively ruminating on the sentencing presentation I would give to the Chouteau County District Court in Fort Benton, MT on Tuesday morning on behalf of Valve Turner Leonard Higgins.

Leonard Higgins Walks Free!

By |2018-06-15T12:45:10-07:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , |

March 20, 2018– Statement of Lauren Regan, Civil Liberties Defense Center Attorney for Higgins.

On behalf of our client Leonard Higgins, we want to begin by thanking your honor, court staff, and the district attorney for their time and professionalism with regard to this case. It is not very often that […]

January 2018

Educate Before You Activate!

By |2018-06-15T15:43:40-07:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Featured, News, Trainings|Tags: , , , , , , |

A Menu of CLDC Trainings

By: Emma Stahl, CLDC Intern

Since 2003, our slogan has been “assert your rights- we’ve got your back.” It seems like a simple statement, however when we dive deeper into what being an activist means, we realize how nuanced this statement is.

To assert one’s rights, […]

December 2017

2017 Year in Review

By |2018-06-15T12:45:11-07:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Fundraising, News|Tags: , , , , , |

In troubled political times like these, Civil Liberties Defense Center is called upon to provide expert legal support to a wide variety of social and environmental movements with unprecedented frequency. We are proud and honored to have defended over 150 climate defenders nationwide this year, including those in Skagit County, […]

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