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October 2018

2018 Theater of Dissent Survey

By |2018-11-06T15:10:12+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: News|

Thank you for attending our 2018 Theater of Dissent! We would love your feedback on the event so that we can work to improve the event next year. If you have an additional feedback that isn’t included in the survey please contact Charles at charles@cldc.org or 541-687-9180.

 

September 2018

The Day the Valves Turned – Trial Approaching!

By |2018-09-26T15:33:37+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

Starting on October 8, 2018, CLDC along with co-counsel, will be defending the Minnesota Valve Turners, Annette, Emily, and Ben by presenting the climate necessity defense to a Clearwater County jury.  We have been developing this cutting edge legal strategy with help from many other lawyers around the country for […]

Ninth Circuit: Criminally Prosecuting People for Sleeping Outside Violates Eighth Amendment Prohibition on Cruel and Unusual Punishment

By |2018-09-19T00:51:37+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: News|

Cooper Brinson, Staff Attorney

On September 4, the Ninth Circuit ruled that “the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment bars a city from prosecuting people criminally for sleeping outside on public property when those people have no home or other shelter to go to.”

The case, Martin v. City […]

Update from San Francisco: Against Climate Capitalism

By |2018-10-04T10:45:38+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Action Tools, Know Your Rights, News|Tags: , , , , |

Just as the RISE March was coming into the plaza!

This past week in San Francisco, activists from all over the country (and some from around the world) gathered to teach each other movement skills, and prepare to protest Jerry Brown’s Global Climate […]

August 2018

Necessity Defense Trial Date Set! October 8th-11th 2018

By |2018-09-20T10:54:12+00:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, Info, News|Tags: , , , , |

Lauren Regan is headed to Clearwater County MN, to argue the Necessity Defense along with co-counsel Tim Phillips of Minneapolis and Kelsey Skaggs, on behalf of brave Valve Turners, Emily and Annette Klapstein, and climate activist (and repeat CLDC client) Ben Joldersma. Two years ago they turned off 2 pipeline […]

Minnesota Supreme Court Grants Use of the Climate Necessity Defense: We Are Trial Bound!

By |2018-09-19T14:58:27+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

Update: The trial will be October 8th-11th.

In 2016, five brave individuals, now known as the Valve Turners, turned off all 4 pipelines bringing tar sands oil into the US from Canada for a day. There have already been 3 trials (with Lauren as one of the trial counsel), in Washington, […]

July 2018

Lawyer Response to ETP’s Reckless Mistreatment of Protesters at the L’eau Est La Vie Pipeline Resistance Camp

By |2018-07-27T16:01:56+00:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Know Your Rights, News|Tags: , , , |

As water protectors continue to stand up to the construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline, in the Atchafayala Basin, reckless intimidation from Energy Transfer Partners is on the rise! They are asking for protection from Louisiana State Police, and are receiving none. CLDC stands in solidarity with these activists and […]

Chicago Report-back

By |2018-07-26T12:02:50+00:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: News|

REPORT-BACK: CLDC ATTORNEYS IN CHICAGO 

This past weekend, CLDC staff attorneys Lauren Regan and Cooper Brinson went to Chicago to refine our approaches to police and jail/prison misconduct litigation by attending the National Lawyers Guild’s National Police Accountability Project “Police Misconduct Trials A-Z.” In addition to honing our skills, we met […]

June 2018

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