Hi Reddit, Daniel P. Sheehan here. I’m a constitutional and civil rights lawyer who’s worked on landmark American cases such as the Pentagon Papers case, Iran/Contra, Watergate, 3-mile Island, and many others. AMA!
Daniel P. Sheehan is a Constitutional and public interest lawyer. Over the last forty-five years his work as an attorney, speaker, and educator has helped to expose the structural sources of injustice in the United States and abroad, protect the fundamental and inalienable rights of the world's citizens, and elucidate an inspiring and compelling vision for the direction of the human family.
My short bio:
Daniel Sheehan’s involvement in some of the most important legal cases of our time has given him an inside look at the threatening rise of the national security state. Daniel Sheehan believes that cities and states need to declare themselves “Constitutional Protection Zones” to stop the National Defense Authorization Act from being enforced.
Daniel P. Sheehan is “The People’s Advocate”; through his various historically significant cases Sheehan has proven himself as America’s pre-eminent cause lawyer. A Harvard-Law graduate, Sheehan has worked on well-known cases such as The Pentagon Papers Case and The Watergate Burglary Case. Additionally, he was the Chief Attorney for The Karen Silkwood Case, as well as the Chief Trial Counsel on The American Sanctuary Movement Case. Other well-known cases include The Greensboro Massacre, Three-Mile Island Accident, and his famous Iran/Contra Federal Civil Racketeering Case against the off-the-shelf covert operators who were working with Oliver North in the illegal Contra war against the Sandinistas in Nicaragua.
Sheehan is currently the Lead Attorney and General Counsel for the Lakota People’s Law Project (LPLP), a project of The Romero Institute (the successor of the Christic Insitute, a nonprofit law and public policy center that combined investigation with high-impact litigation, public education, and grassroots organizing). LPLP is currently working to end the epidemic of human and federal rights violations of Lakota families. These include illegal seizures of Lakota children and illegal placements of 90% of these children in non-Native homes, in violation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).
The recent publishing of his autobiography, “The People’s Advocate”, has prompted Sheehan to give talks explaining how he witnessed the rise of the national security state from an inside perspective. More information and updates about Daniel Sheehan and his projects can be found at:
My recently published autobiography: http://www.amazon.com/The-Peoples-Advocate-Americas-Fearless/dp/1619021722