National Lawyers Guild

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    End of Federal Probe into Claims Muslims Created Anti-Semitic Climate at UCI Cheered

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) office in Anaheim, which covers Southern California, is cheering news that the Department of Education (DOE) is closing an investigation into whether Palestinian rights activism on three UC campuses, including Irvine's, created an anti-Semitic clim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    National Lawyers Guild On Marijuana: Legalize It!

    It's not exactly the American Bar Association, but the nation's other major group representing lawyers has just issued a report calling for an end to the U.S. war on weed. The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has been around since 1937 and has taken on a host of causes over the years. Its new report on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Are The Feds Unfairly Targeting Muslim Students Who Oppose Israel?

    In Washington D.C. today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) opened a probe of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), following reports that the IRS was unfairly targeting conservative non-profit groups affiliated with the Tea Party movement. Closer to home, the California chapter of the Counc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2013

    Son: What Did You Do in the Anti-War, Daddy? Dad: What Anti-War?

    "Your children are not your children. They are the sons and the daughters of life's longing for itself. They come through you but they are not from you. And though they are with you they belong not to you." Sweet Honey in the Rock, the great a cappella Civil Rights-lovin' all-woman, all-African Amer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    [UPDATED with 300 Groups Demand Closure:] Theo Lacy Facility Outed as Among the Worst Immigration Detention Centers in the U.S.

    See the Update No. 2 at the end of this post on 300 groups calling on the president to close troubled immigrant holding facilities, including Theo Lacy's.See Update No. 1 on the ACLU of Southern California citing the Detention Watch Network report in calling for the closure of Orange County's immigr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Lawyers Guild Offers Assistance to Occupy Protest Groups

    National Lawyers Guild​Assemble the lawyers: The Mass Defense Committee of the National Lawyers Guild sent out a press release this morning announcing their intentions to help Occupy groups in what co chair Mara Verheyden-Hilliard called "The single largest support effort for protesters since the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    [UPDATED] 24 Civic and Faith Leaders Urge DA Tony Rackauckas to Drop Criminal Probe of Irvine 11

    ​UPDATE, FEB. 3, 10 A.M.: The Los Angeles Times this morning jumped on the "Free the Irvine 11" bandwagon by publishing an editorial under that headline. Criminal charges against the students "are not appropriate" and "would be overkill" and could result in "a punishment out of proportion to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Groups Step Up Opposition to Punishment for UC Irvine's Muslim Student Union

    ​Meant to get this up yesterday, but a group that protects the legal rights of Asians and Pacific Islanders sent word that it has joined 14 other civil rights organizations and professional bar associations from across the nation in condemning the recommended suspension of UC Irvine's Muslim Stude ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    A Rare Chance to Spot OC Progressives

    ​Quick, how many Orange County progressives can you fit in a phone booth? OK, that's a totally unfair question. There are no such thing as phone booths anymore.But there are, apparently, people identifying themselves as those Glenn Beck bogeymen. And, these progressives managed to scrape up enough ... More >>

  • Film

    April 1, 2010

    'The Wire' Creators Tap Into New Orleans

    David Simon's new HBO series, 'Treme,' uses fiction to honor that city's surreal, heartbreaking fact

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    More Join Chapman U's Debate on John Yoo Torture Memos

    Clockwork informed you yesterday about controversial law professor John Yoo being at the center of two upcoming Chapman University School of Law debates, one he is participating in and another that he is not participating in. When it comes to Saturday's "Forum on National Security, Rule of Law & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Spain, Chapman University Debaters Are Out to Get John Yoo

    So the big question when John Yoo speaks at Chapman University next week about presidential power is: Will he be shackled? Probably not, seeing as how this is not Spain, but were Orange within the Iberian Peninsula nation and NATO ally, he'd be under criminal indictment for sanctioning torture at Gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    More Groups Sign Statement Damning FBI for Spying on Mosques

    FBI Director Robert MuellerThe National Lawyers Guild--last seen in Clockwork four hours ago in relation to a debate it is hosting at Chapman University concerning visiting professor John Yoo signing off on torture while advising the Bush White House--is doing some signing off of its own. It's joine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    FBI Spying on Mosques Draws Senate Attention; Rights Workshop Helps Local Muslims Deal With the Feds

    A Senate Judiciary Committee questioned FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday about a Muslim coalition's consideration of breaking ties with the bureau following the highly publicized federal government spying on an Irvine mosque.Meanwhile, a workshop has been organized for this Sunday to help local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008

    An OC-RAP Challenge

    This Saturday Golden West College is hosting an Impeachment Forum. Details follow below the e-fold, but the method of delivery for this information was quite novel indeed. Quite novel indeed? Who am I, Jeeves? Anyway, I received an e-mail from the one, the only, Thu-Trang Tran, the indefatigable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2008

    O CRAP!

    The Orange County Recruitment Awareness Project (OC-RAP) is thrilled to announce their general meeting on January 7th, and continuing on the first Monday of every month. Or at least I'm thrilled to announce it on their behalf. You remember OC-RAP from that heart-warming time where the high school ... More >>