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January 2021

Victims of Eugene Police Violence Push City to Enact Meaningful Change

By |2021-01-12T10:48:47-08:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Current Cases, Featured, News, Protest|Tags: , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2021

Contacts:

Erin Grady, Plaintiff: (303) 905-8601 or pennyroyale07@gmail.com

Tyler Hendry, Plaintiff: dhg.heroic@gmail.com

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

 

Victims of Eugene Police Violence Push City to Enact Meaningful Change

Say recent disparate treatment of protest based on race/content underscores urgency

Eugene, OR […]

CLDC Response to White House “Memorandum on Inadmissibility of Persons Affiliated with Antifa Based on Organized Criminal Activity”

By |2021-01-06T12:46:28-08:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

Yesterday, on January 5, 2021, the Trump regime issued a “memorandum” claiming immigrants “affiliated with antifa” should be deemed to be members of a terrorist organization and banned from immigrating into the United States.

This memo was issued at the same time the Trump administration fights backlash for trying to coerce […]

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 […]

December 2020

As Law Enforcement Attempts to SLAPP Detroit Will Breathe, CLDC Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of DWB Activists

By |2021-01-05T01:27:49-08:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Amicus Briefs, Featured, News, Protest, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The summer of 2020 brought the largest and most sustained uprising this country has ever seen. In cities from coast to coast, galvanized by George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police officers, people organized, acted, and spoke out against the pervasive threat of police brutality and systemic racism. Invariably, they faced […]

CLDC Calls for Charges Leveled at Sexual Assault Survivor to be Dropped by Eugene Police

By |2020-12-15T09:37:23-08:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Cases, Current Cases, Featured, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , |

Today CLDC resolved one of our activist cases with a sentence of discharge (no punishment) for a woman who was acting as an ally and accompanied a non-binary person who was sexually assaulted by an on-duty cop, Christopher Drumm, with the Eugene Police Department.

The victim had called 911 for police […]

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 […]

August 2020

Trump’s Push to Privatize the USPS is a Direct Threat to Democracy

By |2020-08-18T18:14:02-07:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , |

My maternal grandfather was born in 1914 and served in the Army during World War II. When he returned from the war in 1944, he took a job with the U.S. Postal Service as a “mailman.” He worked as a letter carrier, eventually becoming a supervisor, and was an active […]

July 2020

Show Your Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners this July 25th

By |2020-07-24T15:34:27-07:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

July 25th is the International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners. Around the world, antifascist activists are languishing in prisons. It’s a minor inconvenience to take a very few minutes out of your day to write to a prisoner. But when they receive such a note, it is a […]

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