Louisiana Trespass Law Targeting Pipeline Protests Spurs Lawsuit

May 24, 2019
Courthouse News

...Two of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, including lead plaintiff Anne White Hat, are protesters currently facing felony jail time. White Hat could be sentenced to as many as 10 years in prison for what she described during a Wednesday press conference as walking up an incline and back down on private property she’d been invited onto. 

“We know that this is the industry’s response to protests at Standing Rock, and it is part of a national trend to punish protestors,” Pamela Spees, an attorney from the Center for Constitutional Rights, said during the press conference outside the federal courthouse in Baton Rouge after the lawsuit was filed. ...

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May 24, 2019