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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 […]

Job Opening: Grants & Communications Associate

By |2019-02-13T08:39:04-07:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Info, News|Tags: , |

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Grants & Communications Associate

Position to start April 2019

All applications should be submitted no later than March 15th.     

 

Who we are:

The Civil Liberties Defense Center supports movements that seek to dismantle the political and economic structures at the root of social inequality and environmental destruction. We provide litigation, education, legal and strategic resources […]

January 2019

In Memoriam: Charles (Charlie) Landeros, 1988-January 11, 2019

By |2019-01-13T12:56:39-07:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: Cases, News|Tags: , |

“Do not let anyone quench your fire. Do not let them dismiss your love nor pacify your rage. My love, do not water yourself down.” – Love and Rage, poem by Charlie Landeros. #LoveAndRage4Charlie

Charles (Charlie) Landeros was a 30-year-old person who was shot and killed by unknown Eugene police officer(s) […]

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 […]

September 2018

The Day the Valves Turned – Trial Approaching!

By |2018-09-26T15:33:37-07:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

Starting on October 8, 2018, CLDC along with co-counsel, will be defending the Minnesota Valve Turners, Annette, Emily, and Ben by presenting the climate necessity defense to a Clearwater County jury.  We have been developing this cutting edge legal strategy with help from many other lawyers around the country for […]

August 2018

Necessity Defense Trial Date Set! October 8th-11th 2018

By |2018-09-20T10:54:12-07:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, Info, News|Tags: , , , , |

Lauren Regan is headed to Clearwater County MN, to argue the Necessity Defense along with co-counsel Tim Phillips of Minneapolis and Kelsey Skaggs, on behalf of brave Valve Turners, Emily and Annette Klapstein, and climate activist (and repeat CLDC client) Ben Joldersma. Two years ago they turned off 2 pipeline […]

CLDC To Support Rise Against Climate Capitalism in San Francisco!

By |2018-10-04T10:45:57-07:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Know Your Rights, Protest, Trainings|Tags: , , , , |

Next week in California, in response to a nationwide call-out, CLDC will be joining the climate movement in San Francisco to stand up to Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS). The purpose is simple, to let politicians know that we do not believe the false narrative that green […]

Minnesota Supreme Court Grants Use of the Climate Necessity Defense: We Are Trial Bound!

By |2018-09-19T14:58:27-07:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

Update: The trial will be October 8th-11th.

In 2016, five brave individuals, now known as the Valve Turners, turned off all 4 pipelines bringing tar sands oil into the US from Canada for a day. There have already been 3 trials (with Lauren as one of the trial counsel), in Washington, […]

June 2018

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