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Lawrence J. Gist II Attorney at Law 4105 Exultant Drive Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 Phone/Fax: (310) 544-3137 email: Web 1: and Web 2:
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Lawrence J. Gist II is a dedicated pro bono attorney and counselor at law, adjunct professor of legal studies at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles, CA, a member of the board of directors of the Institute of Indigenous Knowledges, and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

* Harvard University - International Humanitarian Law (current student);
* Gonzaga University - Doctor of Jurisprudence (cum laude); and
* Holy Names College - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Religious Studies.

Lawrence Gist, informally known as "Lance Gist," uses his 20 years of combined legal and political experience to provide free legal assistance in the areas of:

* International Humanitarian Law,
* International Human Rights Law,
* Federal Civil Rights Law,
* Federal/State Due Process Administrative Law,
* Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy, and
* Legislative and Public Policy Advocacy.

Pro Bono Honor Roll, American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law, American Jurisprudence Award in Conflicts of Law, Best Professor of the Year.

American Bar Association, National Lawyers Guild, Federal Bar Association, American Civil Liberties Union, Washington DC Bar (Practice No. 433665), Lambda Cooperating Attorney Network, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and Veterans for Peace.

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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 8, 2009
Sick for Profit: Insurance Companies Systematically Deny Care to Ill Policy Holders while their CEOs Reap Benefits As Congress breaks for recess and the health insurance industry prepares to blitz the American public with attack ads on health care reform, Brave New Films kicks off its new "Sick for Profit" online campaign.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 30, 2009
Bill O'Reilly of Fox News to be Honored For being a voice of virtue in a culture of death, FRC Action will honor Bill O'Reilly with the first ever Media Courage Award.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 23, 2009
Global Arms Dealers Prepare for Orgy of Blood Money Spending In what is described as an "Unprecedented Gathering of Renowned Soldier Modernization Program Managers and Researchers at Soldier Modernization Middle East 2009," arms dealers are preparing their weapons of death and destruction for sale to almost anyone with the funds to acquire their goods.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Minority Writers Eligible for Fully Funded Writers Workshop in New York NAMIC Writers' Workshops are presented as part of the association's on-going efforts to increase the representation of African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American creators of original content across the communications industry's entertainment platforms.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Gay and Lesbian Couples Impacted by U.S. Tax Court Holding on Joint Filing Gay rights activist, author and artist Charles Merrill was denied joint filing status by the United States Tax Court. The court's holding requires Merrill pay the federal government nearly a million dollars for not paying taxes in 2004 and 2005, a time during which he and his partner were publicly committed and residing in North Carolina.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 20, 2009
Testimony of Secretary Napolitano on the Identification Security: Reevaluating the Real ID Act Testimony of Secretary Napolitano before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, "Identification Security: Reevaluating the Real ID Act"
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 20, 2009
US Congress Ends Decade-Long Obstruction of D.C. Medical Marijuana Law The U.S. House today passed legislation that removes a decade-old provision that has prevented Washington, D.C., from implementing the medical marijuana law passed by 69 percent of capital voters in 1998.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 19, 2009
Cost of Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan $687 billion for Iraq, $228 billion for Afghanistan
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 18, 2009
NAACP Centennial Convention Address by President Obama Last evening in New York, President Obama gave the keynote address to the NAACP's Centennial Convention. The President's speech, while the ink has yet to have time to dry, is viewed by many on both the political left and right, as being one of the most important addresses in our nation's history.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 17, 2009
Bill to Create Statue of "The Unknown Slave" in Washington, DC In an effort to honor the slaves who helped build the United States Capitol, U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Queens/L.I.) introduced legislation this week that would create and permanently display a statue of "The Unknown Slave" in Emancipation Hall, the main area of Congress' new Capitol Visitor's Center.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 16, 2009
Chinese interrogation of Uighur detainees at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today that his House Foreign Affairs Oversight and Human Rights Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Chinese interrogation of Uighur detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Demanding an End to Fed Secrecy Stepping up a campaign for Federal Reserve accountability, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today questioned whether some of more than $2.2 trillion in secret subsidies went to Goldman Sachs and other bailed-out banks now planning to shower executives with huge bonuses.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Dasht-e-Leili Massacre of 2000 prisoners ordered to be investigated President Obama has directed his national security team to investigate the deaths of as many as 2000 Taliban prisoners who allegedly were massacred by US-backed forces in Afghanistan.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 12, 2009
Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor Record Questioned on Issues of Religious Liberty Despite Sotomayor's extensive prior experience on the federal bench, Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State is calling on the members of the judiciary committee to question Sotomayor on issues relating to religious liberty and church-state separation.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Israel Refuses to Cooperate in Gaza War Crimes Probe In a new report published by Amnesty International on July 2, 2009, under the title: "Operation 'Cast Lead': 22 Days of Death and Destruction,"Amnesty International provides the first comprehensive report to be published on the conflict, which took place earlier this year, in which Israeli forces killed hundreds of unarmed Palestinian civilians and destroyed thousands of homes in Gaza.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Myanmar Must Embrace Human Rights Myanmar's future must be rooted in respect for human rights, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, voicing his deep disappointment that the South-East Asian nation's Government refused his request to meet with Nobel laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 6, 2009
Combating Violations of Human Rights One Cup at a Time Storyville made the radical decision to give away everything earned during the month of May - not just profits, but every penny from every sale - to International Justice Mission (IJM), a human rights agency that rescues victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of oppression.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 5, 2009
Honduras Membership Suspended within the Organization of American States The Special General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) decided today to suspend immediately the right to participate in the institution of Honduras following the coup d'Etat that expelled President Jos- Manuel Zelaya from power.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 4, 2009
Torture on the 4th of July As a patriot who fought and sacrificed for our country, I ask all Americans to stand up for what is civil, humane and right. If we don't demand accountability for the crimes that were committed in our name, then we as a nation will have effectively institutionalized the torture of the last eight years. Let's keep the promise for ourselves and all humanity, the promise that is our United States of America. Phillip Butler (POW)
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 4, 2009
Honduras Coup Condemned by Human Rights Experts Calling for the immediate restoring of democracy in Honduras and the lifting of curbs on fundamental freedoms, today four independent United Nations human rights experts voiced serious concern over the situation in Honduras following last weekend's coup d'├ętat.

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