March 2021

As Law Enforcement Attempts to SLAPP Detroit Will Breathe, CLDC Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of DWB Activists

By |2021-03-16T15:21:05-07:00March 10th, 2021|Categories: Amicus Briefs, Featured, News, Protest, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Update: March 10, 2021:

Today the Eastern District of Michigan recognized that the City of Detroit’s counterclaim against activists Detroit Will Breathe was frivolous and baseless, and dismissed it with prejudice.

Plaintiffs Detroit Will Breathe and 14 individual plaintiffs brought a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Detroit and the Detroit […]

February 2021

CLDC Client Prosecuted for First Amendment-Protected Chalking Outside of Representative’s Office

By |2021-02-25T11:00:40-08:00February 25th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 25, 2021

Contacts:

ORD2 Indivisible Steering Committee
contact@ORD2Indivisible.org

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

 

CLDC Client Prosecuted for First Amendment-Protected Chalking Outside of Representative’s Office

Medford, OR — Over the past two years, the City of Medford spent inordinate public resources and time […]

January 2021

Victims of Eugene Police Violence Push City to Enact Meaningful Change

By |2021-01-12T10:48:47-08:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2021

Contacts:

Erin Grady, Plaintiff: (303) 905-8601 or pennyroyale07@gmail.com

Tyler Hendry, Plaintiff: dhg.heroic@gmail.com

Marianne Dugan, Senior Staff Attorney: (541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

 

Victims of Eugene Police Violence Push City to Enact Meaningful Change

Say recent disparate treatment of protest based on race/content underscores urgency

Eugene, OR […]

June 2020

CLDC Letter to City of Eugene and State of Oregon Officials Regarding the City of Eugene’s Response to Recent Protests

By |2020-06-05T13:31:35-07:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , |

June 5, 2020

 

Mayor Lucy Vinis

City Manager Sarah Medary, Pro Tem

Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner

Interim Fire Chief Chris Heppel

Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton

Governor Kate Brown and Staff

Oregon National Guard Major General Michael E. Stencel

Sent by Email Attachment to lvinis@eugene-or.gov;

smedary@eugene-or.gov; policechief@ci.eugene.or.us;

firedept@ci.eugene.or.us; travis.hampton@osp.oregon.gov;

orgov@hcrm.iconstituent.com; nik.blosser@oregon.gov;

constantin.severe@oregon.gov; agdd@mil.state.or.us;

tagor@mil.state.or.us

RE:     City of Eugene Response to Recent Protests

To […]

April 2020

‘Weed 9’ Water Activists Present Legal Claim Against Sacramento Law Firm for Filing Malicious Lawsuit Aimed at Silencing Free Speech

By |2020-04-30T16:14:26-07:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 29, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan, CLDC
(541) 687-9180

The Weed, California, community members claim Churchwell White LLP knowingly filed meritless and illegal SLAPP suit against them on behalf of Roseburg Forest Products.

Eugene, OR — The CLDC has filed a lawsuit in the Siskiyou County […]

Journalist and Congressional Candidate Sues Humboldt County and Two Sheriff’s Deputies for Abuse of Civil Rights

By |2020-04-14T17:26:31-07:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 14, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan, Marianne Dugan, CLDC
(541) 687-9180

Eugene, OR — Today, CLDC attorneys representing Green Party Congressional candidate Michael “Gamms” Gammariello filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in California federal court against Humboldt County and two of its Sheriff’s deputies for illegal police brutality.

Mike Gammariello is an […]

Standing Rock Indigenous Water Protector Sues North Dakota Police for Abuse of Civil Rights

By |2020-04-09T11:50:22-07:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan, Marianne Dugan, CLDC
(541) 687-9180

 

Standing Rock Indigenous Water Protector Sues North Dakota Police for Abuse of Civil Rights

Case Joins Several Other Standing Rock Cases Currently Stalled Pending Court Rulings on Defense Motions to Dismiss

Eugene, OR — Today, CLDC attorneys representing […]

March 2020

CLDC Defends Against Further Censorship of Public Spaces

By |2020-03-09T17:07:54-07:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan
(541) 687-9180

Eugene, OR — Last week CLDC attorneys filed a motion in the Lane County Circuit Court on
behalf of our client, Eric T. Jackson, to dismiss his charges of Criminal Trespass in the Second
Degree.

At the time of his arrest, Mr. Jackson was engaged in […]

February 2020

Updated: Extinction Rebellion Portland Activists’ Protest Charges Dismissed in Major Victory for Climate Necessity Defense

By |2020-03-13T12:28:34-07:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

Update: March 12, 2020

Today the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office officially dismissed charges of Tresspassing in the First Degree for all five XR Portland activists. CLDC and its attorneys welcome this victory for the climate justice movement and look forward to continuing to advance the “choice of evils” or “climate […]

Recap: SLAPPed for Speaking About Palestine Webinar

By |2020-02-24T16:28:19-08:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Featured, News, Protest, Trainings|Tags: , , , , |

Strategic lawsuits against public participation (or SLAPPs) are a tactic used to intimidate activists, journalists, and grassroots organizations that speak out against wrongdoing. Recent years have seen a spike in the use of SLAPPs and related intimidation tactics in the ongoing attempt by powerful interests in the US to stop […]

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