Activist Defense

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 […]

January 2020

CLDC SEEKS TO ASSERT CLIMATE NECESSITY DEFENSE IN RESPONSE TO EXTINCTION REBELLION PORTLAND PROTEST CHARGES

By |2020-02-14T17:26:46-08:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

Oregon Jury to Hear Climate “Choice of Evils” Defense for the First Time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 16, 2020
Contact: Lauren Regan
(541) 687-9180

Portland, OR — Yesterday CLDC attorneys, joined by co-counsel and Portland attorney Kenneth Kreuscher, filed a brief in the Multnomah County Circuit Court on behalf of our clients, a group of […]

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 |2020-02-04T15:57:18-08:00October 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 […]

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