Leonard Weinglass

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Leonard Weinglass 

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The Leonard Weinglass in Defense of Civil Liberties Award is named after civil rights lawyer Leonard Weinglass, who has long demonstrated a strong commitment to defending our civil liberties. From his days representing the Chicago Seven (originally, the Chicago Eight) with partner William Kunstler to his more recent representation of the Cuban Five, Weinglass’s clients are a “Who’s Who” of politically targeted criminal defendants. For example, in addition to the Chicago Seven and the Cuban Five, Weinglass has represented Angela Davis, Ron Kaufman, Jane Fonda, Bill and Emily Harris (the kidnappers of Patty Hearst), Native American activists Jimi Simmons, Skyhorse and Mohawk, and death row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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