NLG Strongly Condemns State of Emergency in Pakistan

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.

Charges Dropped in 20-Year-Old Deportation Case Against Palestinian Activists

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.

NLGSF Condemns Spread of Ineffective Gang Injunctions

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.


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