Along with co-counsel Thomas A. Durkin of Durkin & Roberts, Professor Bernard E. Harcourt is currently representing seven individuals who were arrested at the Line 3 protests in June. The seven individuals were charged with Trespass on Critical Public Service, Facilities, Pipeline, Utility; Unlawful Assembly; and Public Nuisance. The legal team is being assisted by students in the Abolition Practicum.
The Line 3 Protests began in response to the expansion of the Line 3 Pipeline by Enbridge, a Canadian pipeline company. On June 7, nearly 250 people were arrested following the blockade of an Enbridge pump station.
Motions Filed in Line 3 Cases
The first two motions are applicable only to individuals charged with Trespass on Critical Public Service, Facilities, Pipeline, Utility under Section 609.6055.2. The final motion is applicable to all individuals charged at the Line 3 protests.
Defendant's Motion to Dismiss on the Ground of First Amendment Viewpoint Discrimination
Defendant's Motion to Dismiss on the Ground That the Pipeline was Not Yet Built, was Not Operational, and was Not Posted
Defendants' Motion to Dismiss on Due Process Grounds Because a Foreign Private Corporation is Financing These Prosecutions