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November 2020

SCOTUS Vacates Two Fifth Circuit Decisions, Affirms First Amendment Protections, Civil Rights

By |2020-11-11T10:19:50-08:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Featured, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Last week the Supreme Court vacated two horrible decisions from the Fifth Circuit. Last year, the Fifth Circuit held that a civil rights protester can be held liable for a peaceful protest in which an unidentified person throws a rock, but identified government agents cannot be held liable for making […]

October 2020

Eugene Police Department Settles Excessive Force Lawsuit Brought by Journalist at Eugene Weekly

By |2020-11-17T09:24:52-08:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2020

Contacts:

Marianne Dugan, CLDC Senior Staff Attorney
Cooper Brinson, CLDC Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

Henry Houston
(541) 735-6216 or henry@eugeneweekly.com

 

Eugene Police Department Settles Excessive Force Lawsuit Brought by Journalist at Eugene Weekly

Eugene, OR—Yesterday the City of Eugene agreed to settle a federal civil rights […]

CLDC Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Support of Florida Community Advocate SLAPPed by Mining Company

By |2020-10-12T12:44:29-07:00October 12th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2020

Contacts:

Lauren Regan, CLDC Executive Director & Protect the Protest Legal Coordinator
Rebecca Chapman, CLDC Staff Attorney

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

 

CLDC Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Support of Florida Community Advocate SLAPPed by Mining Company

Eugene, OR—On Saturday, October 10th, CLDC and the Protect the Protest task […]

September 2020

August 2020

Trump’s Push to Privatize the USPS is a Direct Threat to Democracy

By |2020-08-18T18:14:02-07:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , |

My maternal grandfather was born in 1914 and served in the Army during World War II. When he returned from the war in 1944, he took a job with the U.S. Postal Service as a “mailman.” He worked as a letter carrier, eventually becoming a supervisor, and was an active […]

CLDC Fighting Corporate-Fueled Legal Persecution of Human Rights Lawyer

By |2020-08-04T19:46:59-07:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , |

Fossil fuel giant Chevron vows to “demonize” victorious human rights lawyer

For several years now, human rights attorney Steven Donziger has been in the fight of his life and career after Chevron vowed to destroy him for winning a $9.5 billion judgment for indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon that had […]

July 2020

CLDC Files Second Suit to Protect the Public from Police Violence

By |2020-07-31T14:26:37-07:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2020

Contacts:

Lauren Regan, Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney: (541) 687-9180 or lregan@cldc.org
Cooper Brinson, Staff Attorney: (541) 687-9180 or cbrinson@cldc.org

 

CLDC Files Second Suit to Protect the Public from Police Violence

Eugene, OR — Today, attorneys with the Civil Liberties Defense Center filed their second federal […]

Show Your Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners this July 25th

By |2020-07-24T15:34:27-07:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

July 25th is the International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners. Around the world, antifascist activists are languishing in prisons. It’s a minor inconvenience to take a very few minutes out of your day to write to a prisoner. But when they receive such a note, it is a […]

We Need Mutual Aid Now More Than Ever

By |2020-07-24T15:21:53-07:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Organizing Resources, Trainings|Tags: , , , |

By: Sumit Kapur, CLDC Intern

The way we think about the world is conditioned by the knowledge that we are given from those that we place trust in.

This knowledge is not unfiltered—it is curated. In this country, the knowledge that we learn in schools is curated by state educational boards to […]

CLDC Files Suit to Protect the Free Press from Police Violence

By |2020-07-21T14:53:29-07:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2020

Contacts:
Marianne Dugan, CLDC Staff Attorney: (541) 687-9180 or mdugan@cldc.org
Henry Houston, Plaintiff: (541)484-0519 or henry@eugeneweekly.com

 

CLDC Files Suit to Protect the Free Press from Police Violence

Eugene, OR — Today, CLDC attorneys filed suit in the U.S. Federal District Court in Eugene, alleging that the City of […]

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