Left and the Law: anti-protest laws


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Mon, 02/10/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
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In this Left & the Law segment, Jan Haaken talks with Laruen Regan, Executive Director and senior staff attorney with the Civil Liberties Defense Center in Eugene. Regan is lead criminal defense attorney in recent and several upcoming trials of climate activists.  They talk about the history of fossil fuel industry lobbying in shaping anti-protest laws and charges against activists as "eco-terrorists." 


Lauren Regan is founder of the Civil Liberties Defense Center in Eugene and currently the executive director and senior staff attorney. Over the past 15 years, Lauren and the CLDC have defended over 3000 activists from around the country for free. She is a national expert in the defense of political activists, particularly those engaged in the climate, environmental, indigenous and animal rights movements. She is a trial lawyer who handles state and federal criminal defense, SLAPP defense, grand jury resistance, and federal civil rights litigation against police and government agencies for violating the rights of activists and organizations. 

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