SLAPP

November 2019

SLAPPed for Speaking About Palestine

By |2019-11-25T15:18:24-08:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: News, Resources, Trainings|Tags: , |

RSVP to join us on Friday, December 6 at 11 am PT/2 pm ET for a webinar on strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP suits), how they are being used to censor those who advocate for Palestinian rights, and how these activists are reclaiming their rights to protest and free […]

July 2019

The CLDC SLAPPs Corporate Bullies Back

By |2019-07-30T20:15:46-07:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Cases, Info, News, Trainings|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 […]

March 2019

We Stand with Weed, California

By |2019-03-18T13:19:44-07:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Protest|Tags: , , , |

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 […]

January 2019

“Weed Nazi” Denied Access to Anonymous Antifascist Website

By |2019-05-16T18:19:18-07:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Current Cases, News|Tags: , , , |

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 […]

November 2018

CLDC Argues Against White Supremacist Who Wants to Unmask Antifa Members

By |2018-11-16T15:32:13-08:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Current Cases, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , |

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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) […]

Fighting Back Against SLAPP Suits

By |2018-11-26T12:32:17-08:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Cases, Current Cases|Tags: , , , , |

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 […]

January 2018

Educate Before You Activate!

By |2018-06-15T15:43:40-07:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Featured, News, Trainings|Tags: , , , , , , |

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, […]

August 2017

Take Yourselves Seriously: Document Retention and Destruction Policies

By |2017-09-06T11:06:34-07:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , |

In light of the CLDC’s desire to educate activists and organizations regarding law-related topics, we will be presenting a series of informational primers that are particularly important in times of government repression and corporate attacks on dissent.  This series, “Take Yourself Seriously” will provide best practices for nonprofits, activist […]

Trump’s Climate Bullies

By |2019-05-16T18:18:59-07:00August 28th, 2017|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , |

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 […]

July 2017

How to defend against SLAPP and RICO: Coming Soon to a CLDC website near you!

By |2019-05-16T18:18:34-07:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: News, Primers|Tags: , , , |

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 […]

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