As part of CLDC’s continuous activist defense program, we invite you to learn about Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) and how to best armor you or your organization by joining a free webinar with Lauren Regan, our Executive Director & Senior Staff Attorney, and Kristina Flores, Climate Campaigner […]
CLDC is supporting Water for Citizens of Weed, CA (WCWC) as they file a complaint in February to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) about the actions of Roseburg Forest Products (RFP) in an attempt to end an ongoing lawsuit and maintain their primary water source, Beaughan Springs.
Weed, California has depended […]
Update January 28th, 2019
“Weed Nazi” voluntarily dismisses lawsuit against anonymous antifascists.
Bethany Sherman voluntarily dismissed her frivolous lawsuit against anonymous antifascists that exposed her and her boyfriend’s ties to neo-Nazi/white-supremacism. The dismissal is “without prejudice,” meaning that Sherman could try to sue again. The San Francisco Superior Court entered the dismissal […]
Anti-Fascist Action Flag
Last week in San Francisco, Attorney Cooper Brinson of the CLDC, along with co-counsel James Wheaton of the First Amendment Project, argued that a subpoena issued by OG Analytical (a cannabis testing company based in Eugene, Oregon) […]
Current SLAPP Suits:
Resolute Forest Products and Kasowitz Law Firm SLAPP Stand.earth and other Environmental Organizations
On May 31, 2016 Resolute Forest Products filed a $300 million (CAD – Canadian dollars) lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt […]
A Menu of CLDC Trainings
By: Emma Stahl, CLDC Intern
Since 2003, our slogan has been “assert your rights- we’ve got your back.” It seems like a simple statement, however when we dive deeper into what being an activist means, we realize how nuanced this statement is.
To assert one’s rights, […]
If you troll the internet these days, you might think that SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) and RICO (racketeering) cases may seem to be growing in regularity against environmental activists. In reality, if you compare the tiny number of SLAPP suits actually filed to the […]
By Maslyn Locke, CLDC Law Clerk
CLDC’s motto is “assert your rights, we’ve got your back.” In order to ensure that activists and targeted community members know the law and how it might impact them and their political work, we continue to develop legal research, strategies and resources in the ever-changing […]
Today Senior United States District Judge Sam R. Cummings, with the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas, roundly dismissed the frivolous Rackateering lawsuit brought by Texas climate denier Leonid Goldstein against leading environmental organizations, foundations, and activists for their climate activism and advocacy. The lawsuit, brought as […]
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