Bernard Harcourt | Shadowproof | February 8, 2021

Bernard Harcourt, a Columbia Law School professor, and Noah Smith-Drelich, an assistant professor at Chicago-Kent School of Law, discuss their lawsuit on behalf of indigenous water protectors in the Standing Rock movement and against TigerSwan, Morton County, and other local authorities.

The lawsuit alleges the defendants infringed upon the First and Fourteenth Amendment rights of water protectors by shutting down a public road and infringing upon their freedom of speech and assembly.

A trial date is set for August 2021, and the case represents an important effort to defend the right to protest in the United States.

Originally published by Shadowproof. Watch the full video here