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CLDC Panels & Workshops At PIELC

Criminal Defense and Environmental Activism  Friday, Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (LAW 175) This past year, the U.S. has seen a massive surge of civil disobedience and other actions in defense of the planet. The actions often resulted in the arrest of activists. Some are facing the possibility of serious prison time. […]

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Trump Administration Violates First Amendment

Last week , the Trump Administration banned several mainstream media outlets from entry into a Friday White House press briefing.  The banned news outlets included CNN, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, the BBC and the Guardian, which are all news outlets that Trump has criticized for publishing reports […]

Standing Rock Awakens The World

Lauren Regan wins Kerry Rydberg Public Interest Award!

Our Executive Director and senior staff attorney, Lauren Regan, has just received the great honor of winning the Kerry Rydberg Award for Excellence in Public Interest Environmental Law for her outstanding legal work at Standing Rock!  Lauren has worked tirelessly to provide legal support at Standing Rock, including countless hours of background work doing research, […]

Standing Rock Awakens The World

Update from Standing Rock

I wanted to share a short update from Standing Rock regarding a multitude of travesties that have occurred there this week.  Unfortunately, things are only going to be getting more intense out there—both at Standing Rock and around the country.  CLDC is about to hire a 3rd lawyer, a new organizer, and we will be […]

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Make a Year End Gift to Fight for Civil Liberties

With the incoming Trump administration, the need for people to fight for civil liberties will be greater than ever before. We will defend social and environmental justice activists as well as targeted communities such as immigrants, workers and communities of color. Help ensure CLDC can expand our crucial work by becoming a sustaining member today. […]

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Back to the War Zone

We will defend water protectors in court and help organize court support for over 470 arrestees; we will pursue the civil rights actions we are working on against cops and jails; Jamil will ensure computers and communications are as secure as possible; and Erin will lend support to the water protectors and the youth of […]