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Blogger Profile: Mara Verheyden-Hilliard

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard is co-founder and Executive Director of The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund and co-chair of the Guild’s national Mass Defense Committee. She recently secured $13.7 million for about 700 of the 2000 IMF/World Bank protesters in Becker, et al. v. District of Columbia, et al., while also winning pledges from the District to improve police training about First Amendment issues. She won $8.25 million for approximately 400 class members in Barham, et al. v. Ramsey, et al. (alleging false arrest at the 2002 IMF/World Bank protests). She served as lead counsel in Mills, et al v. District of Columbia (obtaining a ruling that D.C.’s seizure and interrogation police checkpoint program was unconstitutional); in Bolger, et al. v. District of Columbia (involving targeting of political activists and false arrest by law enforcement based on political affiliation); and in National Council of Arab Americans, et al. v. City of New York, et al. (successfully challenging the city’s efforts to discriminatorily restrict mass assembly in Central Park’s Great Lawn stemming from the 2004 RNC protests.)

A graduate of Columbia University Law School, she has appeared extensively in the media, including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard 's Blogs

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Mara Verheyden-Hilliard

Partnership for Civil Justice Fund

February 18th, 2014

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern sues State Dept. for Putting Him on Watch List: Lawsuit Challenges Brutal Arrest at Clinton speech

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of U.S. military veteran and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern against John Kerry, in his capacity as the Secretary of State, and against officers at George Washington University. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District ... continue reading

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard

Partnership for Civil Justice Fund

March 22nd, 2012

PCJF, Michael Moore and NLG Obtain New DHS Documents: Critical Analysis Shows DHS Is Playing Three Card Monte

Documents Received from Department of Homeland Sercurity: Pages 1 - 100 Pages 101 - 200 Pages 201 - 398 How Homeland Security Is Hiding the Feds' Role in Occupy Crackdown A trove of documents released today by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to a FOIA request filed ... continue reading

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard

Partnership for Civil Justice Fund

March 8th, 2012

H.R 347: Get the Truth on the New "Protest Law"

This past week many free speech advocates have sounded the alarm about H.R. 347, which President Obama signed into law today. Much of what has been written about H.R. 347 is not correct. We are writing this to clarify the situation and separate fact from fiction. Many of the articles ... continue reading

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard

Partnership for Civil Justice Fund

January 24th, 2012

Documents Reveal DC Mayor Gray, U.S. Conference of Mayors Dramatizing and Inflating Cost of Occupy DC to the District

As the Mayor of the District of Columbia came to the aid of Tea Party favorite Congressman Darrell Issa at his political hearing today designed to demonize the Occupy movement, the PCJF is exposing that the Mayor’s office in coordination with the U.S. Conference of Mayors has intentionally sought to ... continue reading

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard

Partnership for Civil Justice Fund

January 14th, 2012

Occupy and the Tragedy Facing the 1%

"What rights do we have?" "Why do we have to change our lifestyle to allow for people to block our streets and stop us from going to restaurants, meetings, salons, etc. Enough is enough, what about our rights?...My wife cannot go to the spa after work and we have stopped ... continue reading

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard

Partnership for Civil Justice Fund

November 14th, 2011

The Brooklyn Bridge Mass Arrest Was Unconsitutional

When more than seven hundred New Yorkers left their apartments on the morning of Saturday October 1 to join in a march of thousands from the Occupy Wall Street encampment to downtown Brooklyn they had no idea that they were just hours away from being handcuffed and hauled off to ... continue reading

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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... www.theonion.com President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

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Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
8:27 PM
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
3:55 PM
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
5:56 PM
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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