SLAPP

November 2018

“Weed Nazi” Denied Access to Anonymous Antifascist Website

By |2018-11-30T15:59:43+00:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Current Cases, News|Tags: , , , |

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 30, 2018

Contact: Cooper Brinson, 541.687.9180

“WEED NAZI” DENIED ACCESS TO ANONYMOUS ANTIFASCIST WEBSITE

San Francisco, CA —Today, San Francisco Superior Court issued an order granting anonymous antifascists’ motion to quash a subpoena that sought to uncover the identities of the antifascists.

Civil Liberties Defense Center attorney Cooper […]

CLDC Argues Against White Supremacist Who Wants to Unmask Antifa Members

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

Anti-Fascist Action Flag 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) […]

Fighting Back Against SLAPP Suits

By |2018-11-26T12:32:17+00:00November 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+00:00January 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+00:00August 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 |2018-06-15T12:45:11+00:00August 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 |2017-08-07T11:52:42+00:00July 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 […]

June 2017

Immediate Release: Climate Denier’s SLAPP RICO case thrown out of Texas federal court

By |2017-09-11T13:23:52+00:00June 13th, 2017|Categories: Current Cases, News, Projects and Cases|Tags: , , , , |

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 […]

May 2017

Take Yourselves Seriously: Document Retention and Destruction Policies

By |2017-08-30T16:09:52+00:00May 26th, 2017|Categories: Organizing Resources|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 […]

February 2016

No New Animal Lab Fights Back Against Skanska SLAPP Injunction

By |2017-01-05T18:46:48+00:00February 1st, 2016|Categories: Articles, Current Cases, News|Tags: , , , , |

Multinational, multibillion dollar corporation, Skanska, attempts to chill grassroots protest campaign through SLAPP injunctions; No New Animal Lab fights back with anti-SLAPP Special Motion to Strike

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