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July 23, 2021

CCR in the News

...Lawyers for 17 people arrested at pipeline protests in Louisiana say a local prosecutor has rejected felony trespass charges against them all. The decision is a major victory for free speech, attorney Bill Quigley and the Center for Constitutional Rights said. District Attorney Bofill “Bo” Duhé...
July 22, 2021

CCR in the News

...Sixteen protestors and a journalist who were charged with felonies in 2018 in the midst of protests and opposition to the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in South Louisiana have been acquitted, the Center For Constitutional Rights (CCR) reports . According to the CCR, a district attorney in Louisiana...
July 22, 2021

CCR in the News

..."The more individuals who are cleared to be released, the easier it is to close Guantánamo, because the detainee population gets smaller and smaller every day." Yet the Justice Department is at cross purposes with the Biden administration by opposing legal motions filed by Gitmo prisoners, said...
July 22, 2021

CCR in the News

...The controversial critical infrastructure law was inspired by similar legislation drafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization of right-wing lawmakers and corporate lobbyists that drafts and shares model bills that are often introduced— sometimes verbatim —by...
July 19, 2021

Blog Post

Victory! All charges dropped against pipeline protesters Sixteen pipeline protesters and a journalist who had been arrested and charged with felonies in 2018 celebrated a major victory for the First Amendment after a local district attorney in Louisiana rejected all charges and vowed not to...
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