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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
This morning the outrageous unprecedented militarized police presence at Standing Rock has taken a turn for the worse. Hundreds of police have surrounded the front lines camp, road blockades have popped up everywhere, and water protectors are currently surrounded by militarized darth vader like cop goons.
CLDC’s Executive Director, Lauren Regan, being interviewed by The Young Turks about #NoDAPL.
There have been over 135 arrests of water protectors in the last few months, many of the charges are now being filed as felonies—despite incredibly weak facts to support them and many are just blatantly unlawful and unfounded.
The CLDC stands in solidarity and support with the indigenous protectors fighting the Dakota Access pipeline.