Trump administration seeks criminal crackdown on pipeline protests

June 5, 2019

...Civil rights groups have already challenged some of the recent state laws. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a suit in South Dakota over the state’s recently enacted “Riot Boosting Act,” legislation that would make it a crime to take part or help organize protests. The Center for Constitutional Rights also sued Louisiana earlier this month over a law that state passed last year that would allow it to sentence protesters near any of the states’ 125,000 miles of pipeline to up to five years in prison with hard labor. ...

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June 5, 2019