Activist Defense

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 […]

April 2019

We’re Growing!

By |2019-05-03T10:18:30-07:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

After 15 years of hard work, the CLDC is being recognized as a national leader for activist defense and legal support. With that support, we now have the opportunity to expand our capacity and grow our organization to serve even more movement activists! We are very excited to share […]

Associate Activist Defense Attorney

By |2019-04-26T17:11:06-07:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

Associate Activist Defense Attorney, Civil Liberties Defense Center

We will accept applications until the position is filled.

 

Who we are:

The Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC.org) is a nonprofit organization that supports movements that seek to dismantle the political and economic structures at the root of social inequality and environmental destruction. We […]

Washington Court of Appeals Upholds Right to Present Necessity Defense in Climate Case

By |2019-04-09T11:58:23-07:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

BREAKING NEWS

April 8, 2019

Today the Washington Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the conviction of climate activist Ken Ward and sent his case back to the lower court for a third trial because Ward was denied his Sixth Amendment right to present the necessity defense to a jury of his […]

March 2019

February 2019

Hiring Soon! Associate Attorney

By |2019-03-08T10:38:32-07:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Info|Tags: , , |

In 2019 we will be hiring an Associate Attorney the official job announcement will be coming out in the spring. If you are interested in receiving the announcement, please email Charles Denson at Charles@cldc.org.

Position:

We are seeking an associate attorney with a minimum of five years of litigation experience to work […]

November 2018

CLDC Argues Against White Supremacist Who Wants to Unmask Antifa Members

By |2018-11-16T15:32:13-07:00November 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 |2018-11-13T12:28:54-07:00November 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 […]

Fighting Back Against SLAPP Suits

By |2018-11-26T12:32:17-07:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Cases, Current Cases|Tags: , , , , |

Current SLAPP Suits:

Resolute Forest Products and Kasowitz Law Firm SLAPP Stand.earth and other Environmental Organizations

On May 31, 2016 Resolute Forest Products filed a $300 million (CAD – Canadian dollars) lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt […]

October 2018

Victory for Valve Turners in Minnesota!

By |2018-10-10T10:50:52-07:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

We are pleased to announce a victory in our Minnesota Valve Turner case! This trial was a rollercoaster with many twists and turns, but all three defendants were acquitted of their charges this morning in court. They were acquitted, not on the necessity defense, but because the prosecution could not meet the […]

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