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Trump Press (Feb 2017)

Trump Administration Violates First Amendment

Last week , the Trump Administration banned several mainstream media outlets from entry into a Friday White House press briefing.  The banned news outlets included CNN, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, the BBC and the Guardian, which are all news outlets that Trump has criticized for publishing reports […]

Standing Rock Awakens The World

Lauren Regan wins Kerry Rydberg Public Interest Award!

Our Executive Director and senior staff attorney, Lauren Regan, has just received the great honor of winning the Kerry Rydberg Award for Excellence in Public Interest Environmental Law for her outstanding legal work at Standing Rock!  Lauren has worked tirelessly to provide legal support at Standing Rock, including countless hours of background work doing research, […]

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Federal Courts Halt Trump’s Muslim Ban

On February 9, 2017, the federal U.S. Court of Appeals upheld an injunction against implementation of Donald Trump’s Executive Order banning Muslims from the U.S.   The order from the federal appeals court agreed with a federal district court decision in Seattle that had blocked implementation of the Muslim Ban several days earlier. The courts addressed […]

Standing Rock Awakens The World

Update from Standing Rock

I wanted to share a short update from Standing Rock regarding a multitude of travesties that have occurred there this week.  Unfortunately, things are only going to be getting more intense out there—both at Standing Rock and around the country.  CLDC is about to hire a 3rd lawyer, a new organizer, and we will be […]

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Dispatch from Standing Rock

January 14, 2017 Greetings from the frigid plains of Oceti Sakowin.  I’m at camp today and while the temperature is 23 below zero, the sun is shining and the wind is biting. The first lungful of air I took in made me cough for a minute as I looked around at the much smaller camp. […]

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Make a Year End Gift to Fight for Civil Liberties

With the incoming Trump administration, the need for people to fight for civil liberties will be greater than ever before. We will defend social and environmental justice activists as well as targeted communities such as immigrants, workers and communities of color. Help ensure CLDC can expand our crucial work by becoming a sustaining member today. […]

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Water Protectors file class action suit for retaliation and excessive force against brutal police

The civil rights complaint seeks justice against the constitutional violations perpetuated against the mostly Native American water protectors, including claims of retaliation and police brutality by law enforcement, as well suing the Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, and City of Mandan Chief of Police Jason Ziegler for maintaining policies, customs, and practices that led to […]