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September 2022

De-Arresting: Important Legal Information for Street Actions

By |2022-09-09T10:07:05-07:00September 9th, 2022|Categories: News|

De-Arresting: Important Legal Information for Street Actions

Since the George Floyd Uprisings that began in May 2020, the tactic of “de-arresting” (attempting to return arrestee(s) from police custody) has received increased attention in the media and scrutiny from the eyes of law enforcement across the […]

August 2022

It’s a necessity: Necessity defense in abortion access contexts 

By |2022-08-03T11:41:22-07:00August 3rd, 2022|Categories: News|

It’s a necessity: Necessity defense in abortion access contexts

Written by Sarah Alvarez, Rebecca Chapman, and Lauren Regan

In recent years, climate activists charged with crimes for trying to avert our impending global death via climate change have increasingly turned to the […]

July 2022

Grand Jury resistance: Not if, but how

By |2022-07-21T08:44:40-07:00July 20th, 2022|Categories: Featured Resources, Know Your Rights, News, Resources|

Grand Jury resistance: Not if, but how

CLDC has a commitment to developing strong mentor relationships with students and aspiring movement attorneys through our intern and law clerk programs. Our interns and clerks receive a very hands-on experience in activist legal and communications support, working under the supervision […]

Firelight Press Conference

By |2022-07-14T12:38:08-07:00July 14th, 2022|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, News|

 

Last week we had an important victory for Indigenous sovereignty in Anishinaabe territory, so-called northern Minnesota.  Claire Glenn, the attorney fellow for the Line 3 Defense Project of the Civil Liberties Defense Center and Water Protector Legal Collective, won dismissal of the criminal charges for […]

Anishinaabe Water Protectors’ Cases Dismissed on Indigenous Sovereignty Grounds

By |2022-07-06T06:55:07-07:00July 6th, 2022|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, News, Protest|

ANISHINAABE WATER PROTECTORS’ CASES DISMISSED ON INDIGENOUS SOVEREIGNTY GROUNDS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 6, 2022

Contact:

Claire Glenn, Attorney-Fellow for the Line 3 Legal Defense Project

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

 

Three Indigenous Water Protectors have had their criminal […]

Jury Unable to Convict Stop the Sweeps Advocate for Asking Cops to Adhere to the Law

By |2022-07-01T14:10:33-07:00July 1st, 2022|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, News|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2022

Contact:
Sarah Alvarez, Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

Jury Unable to Convict Stop the Sweeps Advocate for Asking Cops to Adhere to the Law: Judge declares mistrial after jury unable to come to a unanimous verdict

Eugene, Oregon—Nicholas Hollows, a Eugene resident […]

June 2022

Final Black Lives Matter activist arrested at Springfield protest exonerated in State Court

By |2022-09-22T15:55:09-07:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2022

Contact:

Sarah Alvarez, Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180
info@cldc.org

Final Black Lives Matter activist arrested at Springfield protest exonerated in State Court

Eugene, OR — Today, moments before a jury was to hear opening statements, the Deputy Lane County District Attorney abruptly moved to dismiss all charges against racial justice […]

May 2022

Two Years Later: the struggle against police killings of Black people continues

By |2022-05-31T16:45:09-07:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Articles, Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , , |

Eugene, OR –May 25 marked two years since the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin. Though not the last Black man killed by militarized police, the outrage and heartbreak that flowed from his death spurred an uprising that continues today. 

April 2022

Statement from CLDC Executive Director Lauren Regan on Green Scare defendant Joseph Dibee plea agreement

By |2022-04-26T11:18:49-07:00April 21st, 2022|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2022
From Lauren Regan, Director and Senior Staff Attorney, Civil Liberties Defense Center

On April 21, 2022 at 12:30 pm, Joseph Dibee had his federal change of plea hearing with Judge Ann Aiken by telephone only.

Dibee is one of the final individuals indicted in what is known […]

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