Queer Committee Meeting

June 27, 2007

The Queer Committee is having a meet up on Wednesday, June 27 at 8pm on the rooftop bar at Medjool (Mission between 20 & 21) for a meet and greet with the Thomas Steel intern, Becky Straus, and updates about the Transgender Know Your Rights project and the Newark 7 case.

Military Law Panel Meeting

June 26, 2007

Norton Tooby will be speaking on the Intersection of Military and Immigration Law at the next Bay Area Military Law Panel meeting. Norton is an expert on this subject and practices criminal defense law in Oakland, CA. He specializes in:

  • Immigration consequences of criminal convictions,
  • Post-conviction relief, and
  • Criminal defense of noncitizens

The meetings are the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m., CAP office, 101 2nd Street, SF, CA, corner of Mission and 2nd Street downtown. Take the BART exit at Montgomery Street.

PLD Planning Meeting (DATE CHANGE)

June 14, 2007

Due to a scheduling glitch we've pushed back the meeting by a day to the 14th:

Progressive Lawyering Day Planning Meeting
Thurs, June 14, 6:30 pm
Oakland (near MacArthur BART)

Please join us to help plan this year's PLD at Golden Gate in September. We will discuss choosing a keynote speaker, panel/workshop ideas and participants, entertainment, fundraising, and other plans.

“Terrorism Enhancements” Unnecessary, Excessive, and Chilling to Free Speech

Eugene The National Lawyers Guild calls the terrorism sentencing enhancement issued to Daniel McGowan yesterday an unnecessary and excessive government tactic to discourage the exercise of free speech. U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken sentenced McGowan to seven years in prison, calling one of the fires an act of terrorism because of a communication issued after the first that referred to potential legislation aimed at activists (which would indicate an attempt to influence the government). McGowan was one of four defendants who plead guilty with the understanding that they would not implicate others who took part in similar actions.

Protest Immigration Proposal

June 1, 2007

As you've probably heard, the US Senate is currently debating an immigration proposal that would be devastating to immigrant communities. Among other things, it would require families to separate in order to apply for residency, it would fail to provide legalization to the vast majority of undocumented folks, it further criminalizes immigrants, creates a new Bracero Program, and would further militarize the US/Mexico border. No bill is better than this bill!

Friday, June 1, 11-1, Press Conference and Direct Action at Sen. Feinstein's Office, 1 Post St. (At Montgomery BART)

Bay Area Military Law Panel

May 29, 2007

The next BAMLP meeting will be Tuesday, May 29, 2007, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, at Jane Kaplan's office, 3050 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA [Between Ashby and Alcatraz. (Kitty corner to Starry Plough & La Pena)].

We will have a guest presentation from Elinor Roberts of Swords to Plowshares who will discuss: Consequences of Discharges on VA Benefits and Discharge Upgrade Issues. Other agenda items will include a report on MLTF business and case discussion.

All are encouraged to attend.


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