Thunderhawk v. County of Morton
Last Updated: November 1, 2018
Cissy Thunderhawk, Wašté Win Young, and the Reverend John Floberg filed a class action lawsuit on Oct. 18 in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota challenging a number of civil rights violations that arose during the Standing Rock movement to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). They are represented by Columbia Law School Lecturer in Law Noah Smith-Drelich and Professor Bernard E. Harcourt, founding director of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought.
Developments and news coverage will be updated below:
Nauman, Talli "Water Protectors File Class Action Suit Over DAPL", Intercontinental Cry, November 1, 2018
Gosztola, Kevin "Morton County Sheriff, Tigerswan Face Lawsuit for Blocking Water Protectors' Travel and Assembly During DAPL Construction", Shadowproof, October 30, 2018
Gosztola, Kevin "Counterinsurgency on Steroids: Interview with Bernard Harcourt on Trump, Cesar Sayoc, and the Counterrevolution", Shadowproof, October 29, 2018
Horn, Steve "TigerSwan, County Sheriff Sued Over Road Blockade During Dakota Access Pipeline Protests", DeSmog, October 26, 2018
"Columbia Law School Lecturer Noah Smith-Drelich and Professor Bernard E. Harcourt Challenge Standing Rock Civil Rights Violations", Press Release, October 26, 2018
Nicholson, Blake "Lawsuit filed over highway shutdown during pipeline protest", The Washington Post, October 23, 2018.
Norell, Brenda "Standing Rock Water Protectors File Class Action Lawsuit Against Morton County, North Dakota and TigerSwan", Censored News, October 22, 2018
Research, Seminars, and Panels:
Seminar on Standing Rock: "Standing Ground," Uprising 12/13, April 12, 2018, with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (author and artist), Julian Brave NoiseCat (author), and Nicole Willis (political consultant), moderated by Jaskiran Dhillon and Bernard E. Harcourt, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought.