In depth legal research and resources about specific topics significant to grassroots movement organizing and frontline activists.
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 [...]
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.