June 2022

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

By |2022-06-23T16:15:20-07:00June 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 […]

March 2022

What the Jury Didn’t Know at the Eric King Trial

By |2022-03-30T15:25:57-07:00March 30th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

On March 18, 2022, political prisoner Eric King was acquitted by a federal jury of twelve people in the U.S. District Court in Colorado. Eric was charged with assaulting a federal officer, a federal felony with a potential 20-year sentence, after he defended himself from an attack by a Bureau […]

KING VERDICT: Imprisoned Anti-racist Activist Eric King Acquitted of New Charges

By |2022-03-18T17:29:33-07:00March 18th, 2022|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2022

Contacts:

Lauren Regan, Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney
Chava Shapiro, Engagement Specialist
(541) 687-9180
info@cldc.org

Imprisoned Anti-racist Activist Eric King Acquitted of New Charges

Denver, CO — On March 18th, a jury acquitted anti-racist and anti-fascist political prisoner Eric King on the count of “assaulting” a federal officer. CLDC is overjoyed […]

Eric King Trial Begins March 14th: Courtroom Support and Decorum

By |2022-03-09T08:08:44-08:00March 9th, 2022|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

March 8, 2022

Dear friends and family of Eric King:

On behalf of the Civil Liberties Defense Center, thank you for your continued interest and support for our client Eric King who faces a federal felony assault on a correctional officer charge. Yesterday Eric’s legal team (Lauren Regan, Sandra Freeman, Sarah Alvarez) […]

February 2022

Pro Bono Legal Support Services for Direct Action Movements

By |2022-02-23T12:19:02-08:00February 23rd, 2022|Categories: Action Tools, Featured Resources, News, Organizing Resources, Resources, Trainings|

Pro Bono Legal Support Services for Direct Action Movements

by CLDC Staff

CLDC has been offering know your rights trainings and legal consultations to grassroots environmental and social change activists since our inception almost 20 years ago. We’re committed to being responsive to movements and are always learning […]

Civil Lawsuits & Privacy: What Activists Need to Know

By |2022-02-15T14:41:36-08:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: Know Your Rights, News, Primers|Tags: , , , , |

Civil Lawsuits & Privacy: What Activists Need to Know

Protecting Your Privacy When You Want to Sue the Government for Harming You

by Marianne Dugan, CLDC Senior Staff Attorney

Civil litigation is a useful tool in the activist toolbox—and like all the tools, it has pro’s and […]

New Legal Resources For Line 3 Water Protectors

By |2022-02-03T11:52:56-08:00February 3rd, 2022|Categories: Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

New Legal Resources For Line 3 Water Protectors

The Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) and the Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) are excited to announce a new partnership to boost legal representation capacity for Water Protectors who were arrested while defending Anishinaabe lands, the upper Mississippi watershed, and our […]

January 2022

Contempt of Court: Not Just A Feeling Part II

By |2022-04-20T11:12:02-07:00January 26th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Know Your Rights, News, Primers|Tags: , , , , , |

CONTEMPT OF COURT: NOT JUST A FEELING

Part II of a Contempt Primer for Activists and Their Communities

by Sandra Freeman, CLDC Senior Staff Attorney

*This is not intended as legal advice, but is general information. If you are facing criminal or civil contempt, you […]

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