Albert Woodfox Receives the National Lawyers Guild Arthur Kinoy award 8/16

2017

Presentation given by Melinda Power to Albert Woodfox at the National Lawyers Guild Conference on 8/1/2016 in New York City.

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What attorneys can do to help police/citizen relations

2017

The attached is a CLE presentation Melinda Power gave before the constitutional rights committee of the Chicago Bar Association.

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Representing protestors in misdemeanor cases

2017

In preparation for the anti-NATO protests, Attorneys Janine Hoft and Melinda Power presented at a National Police Accountability forum on what attorneys need to know to represent a client charged with a misdemeanor.

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Protest, Free Speech, and the Legal Battle to Protect First Amendment Rights

March 21, 2012

A pattern has emerged across the United States in the last ten years. The police falsely arrest peaceful protestors to intimidate protestors, to stop others from protesting and to discourage dissent. The police then fabricate a story that peaceful protestors are violent and unruly.

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Disorderly conduct change

In other council action, the mayor also proposed changing the city's disorderly conduct ordinance after a federal appeals court ruled that some of the language could stifle free speech rights.

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