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New Report: U.S. Must Respect Tunisian Sovereignty

Wednesday, 22 June 2011, 3:54 pm | US National Lawyers Guild

As the struggle for freedom in the Middle East continues to demand the world’s attention, a report issued today by a group of international lawyers and academics who recently visited Tunisia warns that the U.S. and other Western governments must ... More >>

The National Lawyers Guild

Saturday, 25 September 2010, 10:34 am | US National Lawyers Guild

New York--The National Lawyers Guild has released its third comprehensive report on government violations of First Amendment rights on the one-year anniversary of the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh. “The Policing of Political Speech: Constraints on ... More >>

Rwanda: Advocates Demand Release of U.S. Attorney

Sunday, 30 May 2010, 12:23 pm | US National Lawyers Guild

International Human Rights Advocates join Erlinder family to condemn Rwanda's arrest of U.S. Attorney Peter Erlinder and demand his immediate release. More >>

Analysis Of Sotomayor Nomination

Thursday, 28 May 2009, 2:21 pm | US National Lawyers Guild

New York--In the wake of President Obama's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) encourages a reasoned analysis of Sotomayor's candidacy. Critics are focusing on accusations of judicial ... More >>

Call for Special Prosecutor, War Crimes Commission

Friday, 27 June 2008, 11:21 am | US National Lawyers Guild

Today the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties continued its investigation into the role played by key administration lawyers in the development of aggressive interrogation techniques. This was the third ... More >>

Israel Urged To Let Richard Falk Enter Israel/OPT

Thursday, 24 April 2008, 11:39 am | US National Lawyers Guild

Professor Falk was recently appointed as the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Israel has barred entry to Professor Falk, claiming he cannot be fair. More >>

NLG Calls On Congress To Override Bush Veto

Wednesday, 12 March 2008, 9:14 am | US National Lawyers Guild

Torture is illegal under domestic and international law. The U.S. Constitution forbids cruel and unusual punishment, and the United States is a party to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. More >>

Sami Al-Arian And Punitive Government Harrassment

Thursday, 6 March 2008, 9:34 am | US National Lawyers Guild

"The duplicity of the Justice Department and the failure of the courts to recognize basic contract-law principles in this case is an example of how politically-motivated "war on terror" prosecutions are distorting the American legal system. More >>

NLG Student Chapters Call For End Of Death Penalty

Friday, 29 February 2008, 9:05 am | US National Lawyers Guild

National Lawyers Guild students focus not only on the cruel and unusual nature of capital punishment, but on its economically and racially biased application. Students educate the public about the social and psychological impacts the death penalty. More >>

NLG Opposes Gus Puryear's Judicial Nomination

Monday, 25 February 2008, 3:34 pm | US National Lawyers Guild

On June 13, 2007, President Bush nominated Gustavus Adolphus Puryear IV for a position on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Mr. Puryear currently serves as vice president and general counsel for Corrections Corporation of America. More >>

Stop Racially Motivated Public Housing Demolitions

Friday, 14 December 2007, 12:03 am | US National Lawyers Guild

Residents were chanting "no demolition" and challenging plans of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to start demolishing over 4,000 much-needed apartments. More >>

NLG Calls For Special Bush Torture Investigation

Wednesday, 10 October 2007, 5:21 pm | US National Lawyers Guild

In February 2005, the Justice Department issued a secret opinion endorsing the harshest interrogation techniques the CIA has ever used, according to an October 4, 2007 report in the New York Times. More >>

NLG Lawyers Guild Calls For Dropping Jena Charges

Tuesday, 25 September 2007, 3:17 pm | US National Lawyers Guild

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for the immediate release of Mychal Bell, one of the six high school students who have come to be known as the "Jena 6." The Guild also calls for all charges against the Jena 6 to be dropped. More >>

Reinstatement Of Prof Erwin Chemerinsky Urged

Tuesday, 18 September 2007, 3:01 pm | US National Lawyers Guild

One week after renowned legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky was offered the position of dean of the new law school at the University of California at Irvine, Chancellor Michael Drake withdrew the offer, informing Duke Law Professor Chemerinsky he had ... More >>

NLG Endorses September 20 Rally In Jena

Friday, 14 September 2007, 12:03 am | US National Lawyers Guild

The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) endorses the planned rally in Jena, Louisiana on September 20 in support of the six black high school students who have come to be known as the "Jena 6." More >>

NLG Denounces Arrest of Jose Maria Sison

Thursday, 6 September 2007, 4:08 pm | US National Lawyers Guild

On August 28, Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), was arrested in The Netherlands by the Dutch police allegedly for two executions enacted by the New People's Army half a globe away. Sison's arrest also served as ... More >>

NLG Denounces Arrest of Jose Maria Sison

Thursday, 6 September 2007, 9:55 am | US National Lawyers Guild

On August 28, Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), was arrested in The Netherlands by the Dutch police allegedly for two executions enacted by the New People's Army half a globe away. More >>

ABA Withdraws Proposed Interpretation 301-6

Friday, 17 August 2007, 11:41 am | US National Lawyers Guild

The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) applauds the American Bar Association (ABA) Section on Legal Education & Admissions to the Bar, which last week recommended the withdrawal of Proposed Interpretation 301-6 for further study until February ... More >>

“Terrorism Enhancements” Unneccessary, Excessive

Sunday, 10 June 2007, 3:59 pm | US National Lawyers Guild

New York. The National Lawyers Guild calls the terrorism sentencing enhancement issued to Daniel McGowan yesterday an unnecessary and excessive government tactic to discourage the exercise of free speech. U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken sentenced McGowan ... More >>

Lawyers Guild Denounces Diaz Sentencing

Wednesday, 30 May 2007, 5:15 pm | US National Lawyers Guild

New York. The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) deplores the conviction and sentencing of Lt. Commander Matthew Diaz for disclosing the names of those imprisoned at the U.S. military facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. We applaud Diaz for his courage. ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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