Tenants Blockade Courthouse, Shut Down Much Of Eviction Docket

By Allison Kite and Robert A. Cronkleton, The Kansas City Star. -

Kansas City tenants chained themselves to the doors of the Jackson County Courthouse downtown Thursday morning and shut down virtual eviction proceedings with online disruptions. The protest, [...]

Priest Sentenced To 33 Months For Protesting Nuclear Weapons

By Kings Bay Plowshares 7. -

Fifteen supporters in a carefully Covid masked and distanced courtroom witnessed Father Steve Kelly receive a sentence of 33 months today. After a 20 minute delay to get the telephone conference [...]

Maui Has Begun The Process Of Managed Retreat

By David Hasemyer, Inside Climate News. -

With nearly 300 miles of coastline, the Hawaiian islands that make up Maui County face the threat of sea level rise from all sides. It's that assault that has formed the foundation of a lawsuit [...]

Climate Litigation Spreads Across The United States

By Kathy Mulvey, Union of Concerned Scientists. -

With hurricanes in the Gulf South and wildfires in the West, the intensifying impacts of climate change have been inescapable as summer turns to fall. Summer 2020 also brought a wave of new [...]

Protest Over Arrest Of Pregnant Woman Enters Seventh Day

By Justine Coleman, The Hill. -

A protest in front of City Hall in Kansas City over the arrest of a pregnant Black woman entered its seventh day on Thursday. Demonstrators have camped out in front of City Hall after videos [...]

Portland: DA Declines To Prosecute 70% Of Portland Protest Cases

By Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, Oregon Live. -

Portland police have referred almost 1,000 protest-related cases to the Multnomah District Attorney’s Office since late May and prosecutors have declined to file charges in nearly 70 percent of [...]

Drop All Charges Against Activists And Protestors

By Angela Davis, National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. -

I add my voice to the millions here in our country and throughout the world who call for an end to fascist-driven police violence and repression in Black, Latinx and Indigenous [...]

This Is Why Thousands Of Renters Are Evicted Each Year

By Josh Kaplan, DCist. -

Joseph Gelletich’s life began to unravel in September of 2018, 16 days after he missed a rent payment. His landlord filed an eviction lawsuit, triggering the legal process that would [...]

UK Court Rules Favorably For Returning Venezuela’s Gold

By Marc Jones, Reuters. -

London - A tug-of-war over $1 billion worth of Venezuelan gold stored at the Bank of England took a new turn on Monday as the English Court of Appeal overturned an earlier High Court ruling on [...]

US Accountant Found Guilty In Panama Papers Case

By Will Fitzgibbon, ICIJ.org. -

A U.S. accountant who helped American residents evade taxes in a case exposed by the Panama Papers investigation has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. Over a sometimes choppy [...]

Movement For Black Lives’ Statement On Killing Of Breonna Taylor

By Movement for Black Lives. -

“The Movement for Black Lives and our millions of supporters around the globe stand with the family and community of Breonna Taylor in light of today’s toothless and gravely insufficient [...]

Democratize Justice!

By Dakota Lilly, Orinoco Tribune. -

One of the main reasons so many people cite their intention to vote for Biden is because of the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Let’s assume this is a valid reason, I [...]

Legal Care For All

By Kieran Szuchewycz and Katharina Maier, Canadian Dimension. -

We understand that needing doctors and medical care is just a part of life. We are happy to distinguish ourselves from our southern neighbours on the grounds that we are a society that ensures a [...]

Long-Awaited Win For Water Protectors

By Water Protector Legal Collective. -

On Thursday, September 10, 2020, in a long-awaited ruling, United States District Court Judge Daniel Traynor (District of North Dakota) allowed a lawsuit challenging law enforcement’s 2016 use of [...]

Manufacturing Disgrace: Reuters Distorts Chevron V. Donziger

By Joe Emersberger, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

Independent journalist Chris Hedges (ScheerPost, 8/25/20) wrote: The flagrant corruption and misuse of the legal system to abjectly serve corporate interests in the Donziger case illustrates [...]