Comment from ND Attorney Sarah Vogel to the Supreme Court about Pro Hac Vice Petition

I am Sarah Vogel and I was one of the North Dakota attorneys who signed the December 14, 2016 Petition to Permit Temporary Provision of Legal Services by Qualified Attorneys from Outside North Dakota.  I was pleased that the Supreme Court amended its Admission to Practice Rules to allow streamlining of its procedures for temporary Read More

Attention Water Protectors With Open State Cases

Attention Water Protectors with open state cases related to fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline!   Photo Cred: Rob Wilson The petition to revoke the Pro Hac Vice program remains in the comment period; meanwhile, Water Protectors, legal workers and attorneys continue to work tirelessly to secure Water Protectors legal counsel. The Pro Hac Vice program Read More

Letters of Support from Tribes & Attorneys

          CRST ProHacComment 9-21-17 SRST ProHacComment 9-22-17 DS Letter to Supreme Court We will update this page as letters continue to come in.  Thank you!

Press Release: Judges Petition Supreme Court to Revoke Provisions for Out-of-State Legal Representation

PRESS RELEASE Water Protector Legal Collective P.O. Box 578 Mandan, ND 58554 701-595-1509 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUDGES PETITION SUPREME COURT TO REVOKE PROVISIONS FOR OUT-OF-STATE LEGAL REPRESENTATION, PUBLIC COMMENTS DUE BY OCT. 2 MANDAN, NORTH DAKOTA. Judges in the South Central Judicial District of North Dakota have petitioned the Supreme Court of North Dakota to Read More

Callout for Comments: ND Judges Trying to End Program Allowing Out-of-State Lawyers to Represent Water Protectors

The judges from the South Central Judicial District of North Dakota have petitioned the Supreme Court of North Dakota to revoke the Pro Hac program that allows out of state attorneys to represent Water Protectors. This is a huge problem for Water Protectors. The North Dakota Supreme court is allowing people to comment on the Read More

Case Updates and Upcoming Cases

We want anyone who would like to come and respectfully support Water Protectors at their hearings or know which cases are upcoming to check here July upcoming cases. Note that some may get dismissed between now and these dates and you can check on the court’s website here for the most current information: http://publicsearch.ndcourts.gov/default.aspx We are continuing Read More

Based on Recent Rulings: Ten More Cases Dismissed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2017 Water Protector Legal Collective Contact: Andrea Carter, WPLC Attorney: (701) 425-5406, [email protected] Jessica Beheler, WPLC PR/Media: (701) 595-1509, [email protected] Based on Recent Rulings: Ten More Cases Dismissed  A big win for water protectors last week, 10 of the cases arising from October 22, 2016 that were set to go Read More

Press Release: Lack of Evidence Leads to Dismissal and Victory for Water Protectors

PDF: CourtUpdate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 01, 2017 Water Protector Legal Collective Contact: Sam Saylor, WPLC Attorney: (701) 425-6888, [email protected] Jessica Beheler, WPLC PR/Media: (701) 595-1509, [email protected] Lack of Evidence Leads to Dismissal and Victory for Water Protectors WPLC attorney Sam Saylor represented Nicholas Jackson in Morton County on Thursday, June 29, 2017 by successfully arguing for Read More

Warrants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2017 Water Protector Legal Collective Warrants The Water Protector Legal Collective would like to help answer questions and resolve warrants for those Water Protectors who have been issued warrants in North Dakota. Approximately 126 warrants have been issued on original cases filed where Water Protectors do not have legal representation yet Read More

WPLC CS Bank Divestment Letter

The attached document is a 13 page letter from WPLC Board Members Brandy Toelupe (President) and Robin S. Martinez (Secretary), in coordination with others, requesting Credit Suisse to stop funding pipeline projects without the Free, Prior, and Informed Consent of indigenous peoples. Parts of the document read: “We request that Credit Suisse (“CS”) immediately withdraw Read More

The Intercept: Oil and Water Part 1

Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to “Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies” Internal TigerSwan documents provide a detailed picture of how the mercenary firm surveilled Dakota Access Pipeline opponents and infiltrated protest camps. A shadowy international mercenary and security firm known as TigerSwan targeted the movement opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline with military-style counterterrorism Read More

Press Release: Prolific the Rapper Found Not Guilty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2017 Water Protector Legal Collective For more information contact: WPLC Attorney Doug Parr, 405-642-3770 WPLC Media Coordinator Jessica Beheler, [email protected], 701-595-1509 Prolific the Rapper Found Not Guilty Aaron Sean Turgeon, also known as ‘Prolific the Rapper,’ faced three charges today regarding piloting a drone at a NoDapl demonstration site. After 30 Read More

Press Release: Water Protectors File Arguments in the 8th Circuit on Militarized Policing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2017 Dundon et al. v. Kirchmeier, 8th Circuit Case No 17-1306 Water Protector Legal Collective Contact: Rachel Lederman, WPLC Attorney: [email protected], 415-350-6496 Brandy Toelupe, WPLC Attorney: [email protected], 720-876-8300 Jessica Beheler, WPLC PR and Media Coordinator: [email protected], 701-595-1509 Water Protectors File Arguments in the 8th Circuit on Militarized Policing WPLC attorneys Read More

DAPL SLAPP SUIT AGAINST WATER PROTECTORS DISMISSED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Water Protector Legal Collective For more information contact: WPLC Attorney Rachel Lederman, [email protected], 415-982-9300 WPLC Media Coordinator Jessica Beheler, [email protected], 701-595-1509   DAPL SLAPP SUIT AGAINST WATER PROTECTORS DISMISSED May 18, 2017– The United States District Court dismissed pipeline consortium Dakota Access, LLC (DAPL)’s lawsuit against Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Read More