NLG Organizes Law Student Day Against the Death Penalty

Local Law Students Host Debate, Discussions

March 1st marks the NLG's annual Law Student Day Against the Death Penalty. Events are planned throughout the nation. Locally, students at the University of San Francisco School of Law will host a debate between Elizabeth Zitrin of Amensty International and Kent Schneidegger of the California Justice Legal Foundation. New College School of Law students are hosting a panel discussion with speakers from Death Penalty Focus and the California Appellate Project.

Immigrant Communities Demand An End to Immigration Raids

"ICE agents left hundreds of families traumatized and living in fear after trampling through our neighborhoods and homes randomly arresting and deporting loved ones," declared Larisa Casillas, director of the Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition, announcing the beginning of a Bay Area wide week of actions in which dozens of organizations will be mobilizing to demand an end to the practice of immigration raids.

Fighting Back: Lynne Stewart and Michael Ratner Speak

February 23, 2007

No one shall be tortured, falsely imprisoned, or denied basic democratic rights.

A benefit for the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee & the Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.

NLG Member Attorney Lynne Stewart and Center for Constitutional Rights President Michael Ratner will speak at the Women's Building, 3543 18th Street (between Valencia and Guerrero).

Special reception at 5:30 p.m. $25 wine and cheese reception only, includes signed poster.

Race to Execution Film Screening

February 22, 2007

The Guild is co-sponsoring a film screening of Race to Execution on Thursday, February 22 at 6:00 pm at the San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, (100 Larkin St. @ Civic Center). Free and Open to the Public. This compelling investigation of America's death penalty traces the fates of two Death Row inmates, revealing how race discrimination infects the capital punishment system.

Lynne Stewart, Michael Ratner To Speak

Fighting Back Tour in the Bay Area Feb 23-26

No one shall be tortured, falsely imprisoned, or denied basic democratic rights!

Lynne Stewart, New York attorney for political prisoners and the oppressed who was falsely convicted of conspiracy to aid and abet terrorism, will be in the Bay Area to talk about her case and political repression. The events will benefit the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee and the Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Lawyers Guild Condemns Racist Arrests of Black Panthers

Evidence Against Men Obtained Through Torture

San Francisco The National Lawyers Guild of the San Francisco Bay Area (NLGSF) condemns the arrests and prosecution of eight men believed to be former members of the Black Liberation Army as an attempt to validate political repression, retaliation and state torture. A court hearing is scheduled for February 14 at 9:00 a.m. at the Superior Court, 850 Bryant Street in San Francisco.

Immigration Committee Meeting

February 2, 2007

Please join us for a general meeting of the immigration committee on Friday, February 2, 2007 at 12:30 pm, at 550 Montgomery Street, 11th floor.

Upcoming issues we will discuss (a more complete agenda will be available at the meeting):
1. Recent immigration sweeps in the East Bay - opportunities for Committee members to get involved;
2. Immigration Court Observation Project: Tentative start date in February - signup email for interested students will be sent shortly; and
3. Proposed additions to our format and offerings for committee members.

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