Primers

February 2022

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 […]

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 […]

Contempt of Court: Not Just A Feeling

By |2022-01-19T15:23:44-08:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Know Your Rights, News, Primers, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

CONTEMPT OF COURT: NOT JUST A FEELING

Part I 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 should contact […]

July 2017

How to defend against SLAPP and RICO: Coming Soon to a CLDC website near you!

By |2021-09-15T16:44:45-07:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: News, Primers|Tags: , , , |

By Maslyn Locke, CLDC Law Clerk

CLDC’s motto is “assert your rights, we’ve got your back.”  In order to ensure that activists and targeted community members know the law and how it might impact them and their political work, we continue to develop legal research, strategies and resources in the ever-changing […]

April 2016

Break Free Resources

By |2022-10-27T13:14:22-07:00April 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, News, Primers, Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

May 4-15, 2016: A global wave of mass actions will target the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects, in order to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground and accelerate the just transition to 100% renewable energy. You can find out more about Break Free at: https://breakfree2016.org

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RICO

By |2014-04-24T12:34:28-07:00April 24th, 2014|Categories: Linked Articles, Primers, Protest|Tags: , |

In 1970, Congress enacted the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. § 1961, ostensibly to curtail the criminal activities of the mafia. In the forty years since RICO was enacted, the application of the law has extended far beyond the activities of loansharks and the "Don," and into Constitutionally protected protest activities.

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