Activist Defense

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 […]

Legal Assistant

By |2019-10-01T15:40:37-07:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

  • Legal Assistant

We will accept applications for the position until it 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 provide litigation, education, […]

Associate Activist Defense Attorney (two positions available)

By |2019-10-02T17:48:51-07:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Associate Activist Defense Attorney (Eugene, OR)
  • Associate Activist Defense Attorney (Remote-Climate Frontline)

We will accept applications for each position until it 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 […]

September 2019

Valve Turner Ken Ward Wins Climate Necessity Defense in Washington Supreme Court: Case Establishes Washington State Legal Precedent

By |2019-09-09T15:36:48-07:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , |

Today climate activists in the U.S. celebrate a crucial victory. Yesterday the Washington Supreme Court denied the State’s petition for review in environmental activist Ken Ward’s case and set a Washington State precedent recognizing the necessity defense for direct action for the sake of preventing catastrophic climate change.

“This victory upholds […]

July 2019

The CLDC SLAPPs Corporate Bullies Back

By |2019-07-30T20:15:46-07:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Cases, Info, News, Trainings|Tags: , , , , , , |

As part of CLDC’s continuous activist defense program, we  invite you to learn about Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) and how to best armor you or your organization by joining a free webinar with Lauren Regan, our Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney, and Kristina Flores, Climate Campaigner […]

June 2019

CLDC Files Motion Challenging Constitutionality of Free Speech Plaza Curfew

By |2019-06-27T16:39:45-07:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, News, Protest|Tags: , , |

Above: 2013 Monsanto protest in Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza

“The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to
protect its free expression should be our first object.”

– Thomas Jefferson

(inscribed at Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza)

Last Friday the Civil Liberties Defense Center filed a motion challenging […]

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 […]

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

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