Projects and Cases

August 2020

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 […]

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 […]

June 2020

Judge-appointed Private Prosecutor Has Deep Ties to Chevron; Retaliatory Lawsuit Against Attorney Steven Donziger Must Be Dismissed

By |2020-06-30T11:00:54-07:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 30, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan (541) 687-9180 or lregan@cldc.org

Eugene, OR – Attorneys for human rights attorney Steven Donziger have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals to weigh in on the interlocking conflicts of interests at the heart of a trumped-up case tracing back to Donziger’s major […]

May 2020

New York Federal Judge Loretta Preska Prolongs Detention for Steven Donziger, Environmental and Human Rights Lawyer and CLDC Client

By |2020-06-10T13:11:59-07:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , |

On May 18, New York federal judge Loretta Preska issued an outrageous order dripping with bias and partiality that further prolongs the arbitrary detention of U.S. human rights lawyer Steven Donziger after he helped his Indigenous clients in Ecuador win a $9.5 billion pollution […]

CLDC to Represent Environmental and Human Rights Lawyer Steven Donziger

By |2020-05-18T14:25:20-07:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 18, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan, CLDC
(541) 687-9180

Eugene, OR — On May 15, 2020, Civil Liberties Defense Center’s Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney, Lauren Regan, officially joined Steven Donziger’s legal team as a lead trial attorney. In addition to Regan and former New York federal prosecutor Andrew Frisch, […]

October 2019

CLDC Stands with Ruby Montoya

By |2019-10-04T14:27:33-07:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

Update (10/4/2019): Our client, Ruby Montoya, was ordered released from custody by the US District Court in Arizona today. There is still a long road ahead but we are thankful that she is out of jail.

On Friday, September 27, 2019, our client Ruby Montoya was arrested by federal agents in […]

June 2019

Valve Turners Continue the Court Battles Over the Necessity Defense

By |2019-06-18T18:48:31-07:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases, Protest|Tags: , , , , |

The CLDC’s work on behalf of the Valve Turners continues this summer. On April 8, 2019, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled in Ken Ward’s favor and affirmed his right to present a climate necessity defense to a jury of his peers. Soon thereafter, the State of Washington sought […]

November 2018

CLDC Argues Against White Supremacist Who Wants to Unmask Antifa Members

By |2018-11-16T15:32:13-08:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Current Cases, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , |

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Last week in San Francisco, Attorney Cooper Brinson of the CLDC, along with co-counsel James Wheaton of the First Amendment Project, argued that a subpoena issued by OG Analytical (a cannabis testing company based in Eugene, Oregon) […]

Necessity Defense May Have Another Chance in Court in Skagit County

By |2018-11-13T12:28:54-08:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Cases, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , |

Ken Ward’s Appeal Hearing

On Monday we had our appeal hearing in front of the Washington Court of Appeals on behalf of Valve Turner Ken Ward, who turned off a Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline in Skagit County two years ago. We appealed the judge’s decision to deny our client the […]

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