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CDP’s Kelsey Skaggs Featured in Necessity Defense Panel Discussion at Public Interest Environmental Law Conference
March 6, 2017March 6, 2017
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CDP’s Kelsey Skaggs Featured in Necessity Defense Panel Discussion at Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

On March 4, as part of a panel discussion at the University of Oregon School of Law’s annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, CDP Co-Founder and Executive Director Kelsey Skaggs spoke about the necessity defense and its applicability to climate activism. The discussion — which also featured law professors Tom Lininger and Lance Long, activist...

CDP Political Necessity Defense Jurisdiction Guide: Spreading Knowledge for Legal Activism
March 2, 2017March 2, 2017
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CDP Political Necessity Defense Jurisdiction Guide: Spreading Knowledge for Legal Activism

CDP has just published the Political Necessity Defense Jurisdiction Guide, a comprehensive resource on the necessity defense and its application to political protest. The necessity defense is an age-old legal doctrine that lets individuals off the hook for breaking the law in the public interest. In recent decades, necessity defenses have been successfully used by...