Statement of the Detroit & Michigan Chapter of the NLG on the untimely passing of our brother and comrade, Ron Scott

NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD DETROIT & MICHIGAN CHAPTER·WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015 Ron Scott grew up in the heart of Detroit’s African-American community: born in Black Bottom; his family was pushed out by “urban renewal,” first to the area near Hastings St.; then to the Jeffries Projects. He was immersed from a young age in the struggles, victories and defeats of the …

Book Party – IMAGINE: Living in a Socialist USA

Friends of the Guild,A great new book has just been published with essays by some 25 leftist trouble-makers about what is wrong with the USA and how to fix it.   Among the authors is Detroit/Michigan NLG member Ron Reosti, and long-time Detroit activist Dianne Feeley. According to Amazon.com:    “Imagine: Living In a Socialist U.S.A., edited by Francis Goldin, Debby Smith, …

Rest in Peace – Honorable Chokwe Lumumba

In Memoriam: A Tribute to, and a Celebration of the life of, the Honorable Chokwe Lumumba Issued by: the National Lawyers Guild All of us in the National Lawyers Guild are deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely death of the Honorable Chokwe Lumumba, the recently elected Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. We are proud that our Detroit/Michigan Chapter of the …

NLG files amicus in support of Judge Bruce Morrow

The Michigan and Detroit Chapter of the NLG drafted an amicus brief which we have submitted to the Michigan Supreme Court in support of progressive Wayne Circuit Court Judge Bruce Morrow in his appeal of the discipline (90 day unpaid suspension) which has been imposed on him for alleged judicial misconduct by the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission (JTC). A copy …

MICATS 3 Released From Custody on Probation

Restitution to be Determined

The legal team which the Michigan/Detroit Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild helped to assemble,  successfully guided the MICATS 3 activists through  their sentencing hearing today, March 5th, 2014.  The MICATS 3 were convicted on January 31, 2014, after a three day jury trial, of misdemeanor trespassing and felony Resisting and Obstructing Police.  After receiving the jury verdict, the trial …

New charges coming in pipeline protest case

Original Story published by the Battle Creek Enquirer  By Trace Christenson A Kalamazoo man who sat inside an Enbridge Inc. oil pipeline for a day will face new charges after a judge ruled again Monday the original charges should be dismissed. Chief Assistant Prosecutor Matt Smith said his office will file charges of resisting police against Christopher Wahmhoff. Wahmhoff, 35, of …

Rest in Peace: Honorable Carole F. Youngblood (Retired) 1946 – 2014

Our dear friend and long-time NLG member, Judge Carole Youngblood, died unexpectedly Sunday February 9th. Judge Youngblood was a true champion of social justice. She served as a Wayne Circuit Judge for 18 years.   She retired at the end of her term effective December 31, 2012. She enjoyed her retirement tremendously.  She and her husband, attorney Amos Williams were …