Civil Liberties

Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Docket Report – 1978-1979 – PDF

Docket Report 1978-1979 Cases worked on by Michael Ratner: Richard Perez v. Kibbee, Chancellor of the Board of Higher Education, et al. – Criminal Justice – Page 4 People v. Richard Perez – Criminal Justice – Page 4 Dacajeweiah (John…
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Jose Alberto Alvarez v. F.B.I. – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1978-1979

In 1977, Jose Alberto Alvarez, a long-time leader in the movement for independence for Puerto Rico, currently First Secretary of the United States Branch of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP), and member of PSP’s Central Committee, requested his files…
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Dacajeweiah (John Hill) – Criminal Justice – CCR Docket 1978-1979

Efforts of Center attorneys and others have resulted in the freeing of Dacajeweiah, the last inmate remaining in prison as a result of events arising out of the 1971 Attica uprising. In 1977, Governor Carey supposedly “closed the book” on…
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Clavir v. Levi – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1978-1979

This case concerns the discovery of an illegal tracking device on a car owned by Judy Clavir and Stew Albert, who were in New York City visiting CCR attorneys Bill Kunstler and Margaret Ratner. A small electronic device called a…
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Kinoy v. Mitchell – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1978-1979

This civil action was filed on behalf of Arthur Kinoy, movement lawyer, law professor and a founder of CCR, and his daughter Joanne, both of whom were two of the earliest victims of grand jury abuse. (Arthur Kinoy was also…
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Consejo Puertorriqueno Por la Paz, et al. v. F.B.I. – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1978-1979

In November, 1977, as a result of a Freedom of Information Act suit brought by several news reporters, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released thousands of documents pertaining to its nefarious COINTELPRO (Counterintelligence) Program. These documents revealed the existence of…
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Walton v. Beame – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1977-1978

This suit was brought by the Center and the National Con­ference of Black Lawyers to force the prompt arraignment of persons held after the blackout in New York City  in July 1977. It resulted in an agreement between the city and…
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Kinoy v. Mitchell Dellinger v. Mitchell – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1976-1977

When the government’s program of warrantless electronic surveillance was a strong but unproven suspicion, CCR filed two of the first civil actions seeking an injunction agai11st this program and damages for its victims. Kinoy v. Mitchell was filed on behalf…
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Dacajeweiah (John Hill) – Criminal Justice – CCR Docket 1977-1978

Although Governor Carey supposedly “closed the book”  on Attica, one inmate. Dacajeweiah, remains imprisoned. The governor commuted Dacajeweiah’s life sentence for the al­leged murder of a prison guard during the 197l Atlica upris­ing, but left Dacajeweiah’s release date in the hands of the…
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Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Docket Report – 1977-1978 – PDF

 Docket Report 1977-1978 Cases worked on by Michael Ratner: Clavir v. Levi – Government Misconduct – Page 5 Walton v. Beame – Government Misconduct – Page 6 Dacajeweiah (John Hill) – Criminal Justice – Page 11  

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