WAMU: Critics say GSA Stonewalling Over Trump Hotel
NPR affiliate WAMU reports "Critics Say GSA Stonewalling Over Trump Hotel" including PCJF's revelation that certain communications with the Trump Organization were conducted over private channels. Read more
Trump Hotel Documents Hidden from Public View
After months of denial and stonewalling by the General Service Administration (GSA), the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) has uncovered through painstaking and persistent litigation that certain government communications between the GSA and the Trump Organization negotiating terms of the arrangements for the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue have been kept outside agency records, on private email. Read more
Interview: Mara Verheyden-Hilliard on the Police-State Crackdown on the Left
Interview: Crackdown on Trump protesters
The prosecution of hundreds of protesters at the Trump inauguration is approaching next month with federal prosecutors levying felony conspiracy and riot charges carrying terms up to 70 years in prison. PCJF Executive Director Mara Verheyden-Hilliard spoke to the "Loud and Clear" radio program on Oct. 25, 2017, to discuss the case.
Challenge Continues to Restrictions on Anti-racist Protesters’ Rights at White Supremacist Speech
Civil Rights Groups Challenge Protest Restrictions at Speech by Self-Proclaimed White Nationalist Richard Spencer at University of Florida
Government Demands Massive Private Data from DisruptJ20.org
In an attack on civil liberties and privacy rights, a judge has ordered the "DisruptJ20.org" website to hand over to the Justice Department logs of visitors to the website as part of a sweeping criminal case against protesters. PCJF Executive Director Mara Verheyden-Hilliard spoke with Brian Becker on his "Loud and Clear" radio program on Aug. 26, 2017, to discuss the case.
Mass Arrests of Protesters: Outrageous in Russia, Barely Worth Mentioning in US
"Trump has given a green light to shut down free speech"
UN human rights advocates have condemned bills introduced in 19 US states that target peaceful protest and other forms of free speech. They say that the proposed laws violate First Amendment protections as well as international human rights standards. Mara Verheyden-Hillard, a human rights attorney and co-founder of Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, joins RT America’s Simone Del Rosario to explain what’s at stake.