The National Lawyers Guild strongly condemns the State of Emergency imposed on the people of Pakistan and the attacks on lawyers and the judiciary. The NLG demands that President Musharraf immediately withdraw the emergency declaration of November 3, 2007, the Provisional Constitutional Order No. 1 of 2007 (PCO), which suspends Pakistan's Constitution. This declaration includes suspension of the right to life and liberty, freedom of speech, assembly and association, and equal protection of the law, all of which are guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Los Angeles: The 20-year effort to deport two men over their alleged political support of Palestinian self-determination officially came to an end today when the nation's highest administrative body overseeing immigration cases dismissed all charges against Khader Hamide and Michel Shehadeh, members of a group of Palestinian student activists arrested in January 1987, who became known as the LA8.
Judge's Decision to Grant Preliminary Injunction Criminalizes People of Color
San Francisco: Superior Court Judge Patrick Mahoney ruled yesterday to grant a preliminary injunction against alleged gang members in the Mission District, severely restricting their abilities to live, work, associate and express themselves. In asking for the injunction, City Attorney Dennis Herrera relied entirely on information from law enforcement, while defense attorneys presented a number of statements from community members in opposition to the injunction. This follows an injunction already in place in Bayview Hunters Point, and coincides with a request for a similar injunction in the Western Addition.
For our members in Redwood City, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, San Jose and other South Bay locations. Meet national President Marjorie Cohn, author of Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law.
Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. at Nolan, Armstrong, & Barton, 600 University Ave, Palo Alto (near the Stanford campus).
**The first meeting of the Gang Injunction Working Group will be held on October 11 from 5:30-7 pm at the NLG Office.
The next Immigration Committee Meeting will be October 5 from 12:30-1:30 in room 3320 at Golden Gate University School of Law, 536 Mission Street in San Francisco.
Golden Gate University School of Law
536 Mission Street in San Francisco
Room 5215 at 5:30 pm
Last year, the NLG Immigration Committee kicked off a pilot program, based in part on other NLG chapters' work, to conduct observations of the Master Calendar hearings for detained clients in San Francisco's Immigration Court.
An election for our 2007-2008 Executive Board was held on October 2. The four non-student members of our Executive Committee along with 8 at-large Board members were elected. The results are ...