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Perspectives on Filartiga: The Vindication of International Human Rights in United States Courts – review of World Justice? U.S. Courts and International Human Rights – Harvard Human Rights Journal – PDF

1992 Perspectives on Filartiga: The Vindication of International Human Rights in United States Courts World Justice? U.S. Courts and International Human Rights. Edited by Mark Gibney. San Francisco, Cal.: Westview Press, 1991. Pp. 178. $41.50, cloth. Reviewed by Michael Ratner*…
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International War Crimes

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China, Too, Has a Role to Play in Persian Gulf; War Powers Clock – Letter to the Editor NY Times

To the Editor: ”Congress and the Crisis: To Intervene or Not?” (Washington Talk, Sept. 13) mistakenly says that the War Powers Resolution requires a pullback of troops in 90 days unless Congress endorses their presence. However, the resolution requires a…
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The New Conspiracy Trial: Patterns in Federal Prosecution – in Freedom at Risk: Secrecy, Censorship and Repression in the 1980s – with Eleanor Stein – PDF

1987 The New Conspiracy Trial: Patterns in Federal Prosecution The conspiracy trial, once a familiar feature in the American political land­scape, has returned. In the last five years, the Reagan administration, without attracting much attention, has prosecuted a series of…
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Civil Liberties

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Is Our Choice Democracy or Covert Activities?; Executive Order 12333 – Letter to the Editor NY Times

To the Editor: The President, or at least his aides, have made the argument that the Boland Amendment did not restrict the National Security Council from supporting the contras. The claim is that the amendment covered only intelligence agencies and…
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Contragate, the Constitution and Covert Action – PDF

Contragate, the Constitution and Covert Action DRAFT INTRODUCTION Many of us are disappointed and troubled by the course of the Iran-contragate hearings. The hearings are revealing the facts regarding the administration’s illegal sales of arms to Iran and the illegal…
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Foley Amendment: Gulf of Tonkin Revisited or Blueprint for Invasion of Nicaragua – PDF

1985 Foley Amendment: Gulf of Tonkin Revisited or Foley Amendment: Blueprint for Invasion of Nicaragua Congressman Ted Weiss called the recent Foley Amendment ostensibly limiting the use of U.S. combat forces in Nicaragua a “blueprint for American involvement” and compared…
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The Force of Law: Judicial Enforcement of the War Powers Resolution – Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review – with David Cole – PDF

1984 The Force of Law: Judicial Enforcement of the War Powers Resolution THE FORCE OF LAW: JUDICIAL ENFORCEMENT OF THE WAR POWERS RESOLUTION* by Michael Ratner** and David Cole*** INTRODUCTION Throughout the Vietnam War, federal courts refused to adjudicate challenges…
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Intelligence Agencies and Internal Security Under Reagan – with Margaret Ratner – PDF

1981 Intelligence Agencies and Internal Security Under Reagan Michael Ratner & Margaret Ratner A. The Carter Years As A Clue To The Future. During the last year of the Carter administration, Congress, the CIA, the FBI, and conservative “think tanks”…
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Civil Liberties

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