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With Executive Order on Policing, Trump Declares Racialized War on Dissent

By Flint Taylor On the heels of the much ballyhooed meeting that an obsequious Donald Trump conducted this week with local law enforcement officials from across the country, the president titillated the gendarmes with a threat to destroy — COINTELPRO style — more »

Feb. 17 Legal Community Strikes Back on #F17!

At 1 PM (EST) on Friday, Feb. 17 (#F17), #LawStrikesBack! Lawyers, legal workers, law students, paralegals, court interpreters, investigators, social service advocates, and others who work in the courts will gather in front of courthouses across the country in coordination with the nationwide #GeneralStrike planned for the more »

People’s Law Office Wins Landmark Wrongful Conviction Case

People’s Law Office attorneys have won a landmark wrongful conviction case in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. PLO represented William Avery in a wrongful conviction case in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and obtained a substantial jury verdict more »

Chicago’s Brutal Example

by G. Flint Taylor A new Department of Justice report shows that Chicago police have proven immune to reform. Only days after Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was questioned at a raucous Senate confirmation hearing about what his views on systemic police more »

Oscar Lopez Rivera To Be Freed After 35 Years in U.S. Prison!

We are thrilled to announce that today President Obama made the wise and just decision to grant unconditional executive clemency to Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, who served 35 years in U.S. prison.    Heeding the will of more »
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