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March 2021

CLDC Files Civil Rights Suit On Behalf of Black Unity Members Brutalized by Springfield Police

By |2021-03-08T16:25:19-08:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 8, 2021

Contact: Lauren Regan, Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

 

CLDC Files Civil Rights Suit On Behalf of Black Unity Members Brutalized by Springfield Police

Eugene, OR —Today, the Civil Liberties Defense Center filed a federal civil rights lawsuit […]

February 2021

CLDC Client Prosecuted for First Amendment-Protected Chalking Outside of Representative’s Office

By |2023-07-10T09:38:31-07:00February 25th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 25, 2021

Contacts:

ORD2 Indivisible Steering Committee
contact@ORD2Indivisible.org

Sarah Alvarez, CLDC Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

 

CLDC Client Prosecuted for First Amendment-Protected Chalking Outside of Representative’s Office

Medford, OR — Over the past two years, the City of Medford spent inordinate public resources and time […]

CLDC Amends Civil Rights Suit After New Details About Police Misconduct Uncovered

By |2021-02-22T15:30:51-08:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 22, 2021

Contacts:

Lauren Regan, Executive Director and Senior Staff Attorney
info@cldc.org or (541) 687-9810

Marianne Dugan, Senior Staff Attorney
mdugan@cldc.org or (541) 687-9810

 

CLDC Amends Civil Rights Suit After New Details About Police Misconduct Uncovered

Eugene, OR — Today, attorneys with the Civil Liberties Defense Center amended their federal […]

January 2021

Civil Liberties Organizations File Amicus Brief in Support of Washington State Minister

By |2021-01-11T13:58:16-08:00January 5th, 2021|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2021

Contacts:

Lauren Regan, CLDC Executive Director and Senior Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

Ravisha Kumar, National Lawyers Guild Seattle Chapter President
nationallawyersguildseattle@gmail.com

 

Civil Liberties Organizations File Amicus Brief in Support of Washington State Minister: Argue that Rev. Taylor was morally compelled to act to protect the climate

Spokane, WA […]

November 2020

SCOTUS Vacates Two Fifth Circuit Decisions, Affirms First Amendment Protections, Civil Rights

By |2020-11-11T10:19:50-08:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Featured, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Last week the Supreme Court vacated two horrible decisions from the Fifth Circuit. Last year, the Fifth Circuit held that a civil rights protester can be held liable for a peaceful protest in which an unidentified person throws a rock, but identified government agents cannot be held liable for making […]

October 2020

Eugene Police Department Settles Excessive Force Lawsuit Brought by Journalist at Eugene Weekly

By |2020-11-17T09:24:52-08:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2020

Contacts:

Marianne Dugan, CLDC Senior Staff Attorney
Cooper Brinson, CLDC Staff Attorney
(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

Henry Houston
(541) 735-6216 or henry@eugeneweekly.com

 

Eugene Police Department Settles Excessive Force Lawsuit Brought by Journalist at Eugene Weekly

Eugene, OR—Yesterday the City of Eugene agreed to settle a federal civil rights […]

CLDC Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Support of Florida Community Advocate SLAPPed by Mining Company

By |2020-10-12T12:44:29-07:00October 12th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2020

Contacts:

Lauren Regan, CLDC Executive Director & Protect the Protest Legal Coordinator
Rebecca Chapman, CLDC Staff Attorney

(541) 687-9180 or info@cldc.org

 

CLDC Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Support of Florida Community Advocate SLAPPed by Mining Company

Eugene, OR—On Saturday, October 10th, CLDC and the Protect the Protest task […]

June 2020

CLDC Letter to City of Eugene and State of Oregon Officials Regarding the City of Eugene’s Response to Recent Protests

By |2020-06-05T13:31:35-07:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , , , |

June 5, 2020

 

Mayor Lucy Vinis

City Manager Sarah Medary, Pro Tem

Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner

Interim Fire Chief Chris Heppel

Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton

Governor Kate Brown and Staff

Oregon National Guard Major General Michael E. Stencel

Sent by Email Attachment to lvinis@eugene-or.gov;

smedary@eugene-or.gov; policechief@ci.eugene.or.us;

firedept@ci.eugene.or.us; travis.hampton@osp.oregon.gov;

orgov@hcrm.iconstituent.com; nik.blosser@oregon.gov;

constantin.severe@oregon.gov; agdd@mil.state.or.us;

tagor@mil.state.or.us

RE:     City of Eugene Response to Recent Protests

To […]

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

Recap: SLAPPed for Speaking About Palestine Webinar

By |2020-02-24T16:28:19-08:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Featured, News, Protest, Trainings|Tags: , , , , |

Strategic lawsuits against public participation (or SLAPPs) are a tactic used to intimidate activists, journalists, and grassroots organizations that speak out against wrongdoing. Recent years have seen a spike in the use of SLAPPs and related intimidation tactics in the ongoing attempt by powerful interests in the US to stop […]

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