6 People Accused Of Rioting At Inauguration Acquitted On All Counts

By Steven Nelson, Washingtonexaminer.com -

A Washington jury acquitted four women and two men of rioting and property destruction charges Thursday, dealing a blow to prosecutors bringing similar cases against nearly 200 others. The six [...]

Potomac Pipeline: Hundreds Turn Out For Water Permit Hearing

By Anne Meador, dcmediagroup.us -

A Maryland state agency will continue hearing testimony on the permitting of a TransCanada pipeline at a later date to allow dozens of people to speak who weren’t able to on December 19 because [...]

Gov Attempting To Criminalize J20 Protest Group As A Whole

By Sam Adler-Bell -

IT’S BEEN A BLEAK year for the 194 protesters, medics, and journalists facing multiple felony charges stemming from their arrest surrounding Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on January [...]

Pipeline Opposition Set To Pack Room For TransCanada Permit Hearing

By Anne Meador, dcmediagroup.us -

The Maryland Department of the Environment will hold a hearing on December 19 in Hancock, Md. on TransCanada’s proposed Eastern Panhandle Expansion (also known as the Potomac Pipeline). The [...]

Judge In J20 Case Drops Inciting Riot Charge

By Baynard Woods, therealnews.com -

The judge in the trial of six of the 193 people to face decades in prison under the federal Riot Act for protesting on Inauguration Day, dismissed one of the most serious charges Wednesday. Judge [...]

Climate Activists Delay U.S. Gas Pipeline Approvals: Regulator

By Timothy Gardner, reuters.com -

By Timothy Gardner for Reuters - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - National environmental groups waging legal battles against energy projects are delaying approval of U.S. natural gas pipelines, a top [...]

A Privacy Case Before Supreme Court Is About Press Freedom, Too

By Selina MacLaren, aclu.org -

By Selina MacLaren for ACLU - For today’s journalists, cellphones are mobile newsrooms that go where a reporter goes. They’re used to contact sources, record interviews, write notes and articles, [...]

Judge Orders Removal Of Gas Pipeline From Native American Property

By Staff, nativefire.blogspot.com -

By Staff of Native Americans News - In a decisive victory for Native American rights, a federal judge just ordered an energy company to completely remove a natural gas pipeline. The Free Thought [...]

Case Hinges On Amount Of Damage Caused By Corvallis Activist

By Bennett Hall, gazettetimes.com -

By Bennett Hall for Corvallis Gazette-Times - FORT BENTON, Mont. — Leonard Higgins admits he broke into a remote Montana control facility in October 2016 and turned an emergency shutoff valve on [...]

Petition To Seattle’s Federal Court – Unseal Surveillance Orders

By Steven Hsieh, thestranger.com -

By Steven Hsieh for The Stranger - It’s now easier than ever for cops to snoop on Americans without their knowledge. Using technology known as pen registers and trap and trace devices, law [...]

UK Panel To Rule On FOIA Requests In Assange Case

By Staff, couragefound.org -

By Staff of Courage Found - Seven years since the issue of an European Arrest Warrant against Julian Assange, and five since Ecuador granted him political asylum, a freedom of information case in [...]

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Laughing Protest Against Sessions

By Ronn Blitzer, lawnewz.com -

By Ronn Blitzer for Law Newz - Desiree Ali-Fairooz (also known as Desiree Fairooz) was convicted of misdemeanor charges in May after she laughed during Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ [...]

When Race Tips The Scales In Plea Bargaining

By Jenn Rolnick Borchetta And Alice Fontier, www.themarshallproject.org -

By Jenn Rolnick Borchetta And Alice Fontier for The Marshall Project - TWO OFFICERS ESCORTED a young black man into the courtroom, bringing him in handcuffs from a holding cell in the back called [...]

Logging Company’s Attack On Environmental Activist Groups Dismissed

By Kevin Gosztola, www.shadowproof.com -

By Kevin Gosztola for Shadow Proof - A lawsuit by Resolute Forest Products, a logging company, to suppress environmental activism against its forestry operations was dismissed by a federal court. [...]

Federal Court Dismisses Resolute SLAPP Suit Against Greenpeace

By Staff, www.greenpeace.org -

By Staff of Greenpeace - SAN FRANCISCO, October 16, 2017 — Today, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed all claims in the controversial case that [...]