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Minnesota Court of Appeals Allows Groundbreaking Climate Necessity Case to Proceed
April 23, 2018April 26, 2018
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Minnesota Court of Appeals Allows Groundbreaking Climate Necessity Case to Proceed

Climate Defense Project April 23, 2018 Contact: Ted Hamilton, (847) 859-9572; info@climatedefenseproject.org In a high-profile victory for climate activists and lawyers, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled today that four protesters may present their climate necessity defense at trial. The decision — which rebuffed prosecutors’ attempts to keep the defense out of court — allows...

CDP in the Press: “These states want to make planning a pipeline protest a crime”
April 16, 2018April 16, 2018
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CDP in the Press: “These states want to make planning a pipeline protest a crime”

CDP co-founder and staff attorney Alice Cherry is quoted extensively in a ThinkProgress article on efforts by the fossil fuel industry and conservative state lawmakers to criminalize protest activity directed against the industry: “I think these bills represent an escalation,” Alice Cherry, co-founder and staff attorney of the Climate Defense Project, told ThinkProgress. “The main...