homeless rights

April 2021

Houseless Activist Continues His Fight For Free Speech

By |2021-04-29T14:49:40-07:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |


April 29, 2021


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


Houseless Activist Continues His Fight For Free Speech

Eugene, OR – Yesterday, local houseless activist Eric Jackson filed an appeal to the Oregon Court of Appeals to challenge and overturn Lane County’s oppressive closures […]

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: , , , |

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

At the time of his arrest, Mr. Jackson was engaged in […]

June 2019

CLDC Files Motion Challenging Constitutionality of Free Speech Plaza Curfew

By |2020-06-22T13:40:20-07:00June 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 […]

August 2016

News advisory: CLDC to Host Know Your Rights information booth at Kesey Square

By |2018-10-04T10:46:35-07:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: Info, Know Your Rights, News|Tags: , , , , |

The Civil Liberties Defense Center will be hosting a Know Your Rights information booth at Kesey Square to empower everyone in the Eugene community to know their rights when interacting with the police. Advice on constitutional rights, such as the right to assemble in public places like Kesey Square, sidewalks and public parks will be emphasized as well as basic instruction on how to “Copwatch,” or video record law enforcement.

April 2016

Hypocrisy and Human Rights

By |2022-03-28T10:31:03-07:00April 4th, 2016|Categories: About, Info|Tags: , , , , |

Consistently, media covering President Obama’s historic 2-day visit to Cuba has focused on the need for Cuba to clean up its human rights record if it truly wants to normalize relations with the U.S. While Cuba may have some shortcomings when it comes to its human rights record, the U.S. should be hesitant in its condemnation of others for abuses when the U.S. commits and perpetuates serious abuses at home (and abroad).

January 2016

Homelessness and the reserve army of labor

By |2020-01-13T08:38:54-08:00January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Articles, Info|Tags: , |

At the end of last year, the mayors of Eugene, Portland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco gathered to discuss homelessness and climate change. I heard a recording of the mayors discussing the meeting. As I was listening to the mayoral musings, I wondered how genuine the interest really is in understanding the causes of homelessness. [G]iven the mayors agreement in their ignorance surrounding the causes of homelessness, would they really accept conclusions that could condemn the entire system?

August 2015

DOJ challenges Idaho’s criminalization of homelessness

By |2015-08-21T10:30:23-07:00August 21st, 2015|Categories: Articles, Info|Tags: |

This month, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a statement of interest in a federal lawsuit challenging the City of Boise, Idaho’s ban on sleeping in public. The plaintiffs argue that bans on sleeping in public violate their constitutional rights because there is inadequate shelter space available in Boise to accommodate the City’s homeless population.

July 2015

City Dismisses Charges Against SLEEPS Activist

By |2017-08-18T12:57:58-07:00July 29th, 2015|Categories: Former Cases, News|Tags: , , , |

EUGENE, OR: On Friday July 24, 2015, the Assistant City Attorney of Eugene dismissed a criminal case that he filed and prosecuted against Hedin Brugh, a long-time SLEEPS activist who advocated for unhoused people.


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