Out of the Shadows: Fusion Centers Exposed

Out of the Shadows: Fusion Centers Exposed The Nationwide Spying Operation Against the Occupy Movement and Peaceful Protest << >>


20 YEARS 1994-2014

Defending Freedom, Dissent and Constitutional Rights
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Take Action: Tell Congress Don't Block Free Speech at the White House

9,600 Letters Sent to Save Free Speech at the White House
Congress is in recess, but the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has scheduled a hearing about security at the White House. We need to flood Congress with letters now. more >>

PCJF response to D.C. Chief Lanier's 'chilling' activation of civil disturbance units for Ferguson protests

Deploying riot-gear officers in D.C. against peaceful protest is illegal
"If Chief Lanier deploys riot-gear police against peaceful protesters, she will be breaking the law," stated Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund. more >>

PCJF condemns proposals to close White House area to protests

An outrageous assault on free speech
Closing the White House sidewalk or Pennsylvania Avenue to protest, or setting up checkpoints, would be an outrageous assault on free speech rights in the United States. more >>

Important victory in case of Ray McGovern's brutal arrest

'Be On the Look Out Alert' Rescinded; Law Enforcement Instructed that BOLO is 'Not Operational'
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund is pleased to announce an important victory in the ongoing case of peace activist Ray McGovern. more >>

Do you have the right to peacefully march or will you be jailed?

The Brooklyn Bridge Mass Arrest Lawsuit: A major battle for the future of free speech
It is impossible to overstate the importance and impact on fundamental free speech rights of the Brooklyn Bridge mass arrest lawsuit. It was filed on behalf of the more than 700 people who were illegally arrested during a peaceful march on October 1, 2011. more >>

About the PCJF

Carl Messineo, Legal Director, and Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director

"As we look to the future, the Partnership will continue to be at the forefront of legal struggle, using the law to defend and create room for the peoples' movement for progressive social change."

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Mara Verheyden-Hillard discusses the Cuban Five on 'Law and Disorder'

November 17, 2014

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard: Implications of the Hobby Lobby ruling

July 7, 2014

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