Tag Archive: CCR Docket 1981-1982

United States v. Truong (amicus) – Criminal Justice – CCR Docket 1981-1982

In January 1978, David Truong and Ronald Humphrey were indicted on charges of conspiracy, espionage, stealing gov­ernment documents, and being unregistered foreign agents. David Truong (Truong Oink Hung) is a Vietnamese citizen who had long been active in the anti-war…
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Handschu v. Bureau of Special Services – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1981-1982

Center attorneys have intervened on behalf of a number of political organizations and individuals to oppose the settlement in a suit known as New York’s “Red Squad” case. The case was begun in the early 70’s in an attempt to put…
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Local 1330, United States Steelworkers of America v. U.S. Steel (amicus)

Since 1977, U.S. Steel and the companies that took over Youngstown Sheet and Tube closed four mammoth steel mills in Youngstown, Ohio. More than 10,000 steelworkers lost their jobs and the area’s unemployment rate soared to over 13 percent. Local 1330…
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Davis v. Warden (amicus) – Criminal Justice – CCR Docket 1981-1982

The Center joined as an amicus in a mandamus petition against the Brooklyn District Attorney seeking to prevent the third trial of former Attica inmate, Cleveland Jomo Davis, a leader in the Attica prison rebellion. Both of Davis’ previous trials…
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People v. Allen (amicus) – Criminal Justice – CCR Docket 1981-1982

The Center joined with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Conference of Black Lawyers and the National Emergency Civil Libertie Committee as amici in a motion to the trial judge in the case of two…
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United States v. Saade and Zenon – Puerto Rico – CCR Docket 1981-1982

On January 19,1980, the United States Navy began massive ship-to-shore target practice on the island of Vieques, in Puerto Rico. Protesting this activity and not deterred by the severe sentences that had been meted out against previous Vieques protestors, the…
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United States v. Drummond and Rutherford – Criminal Justice – CCR Docket 1981-1982

On May10,1980, Edwin Drummond and Stephen Ruther­ford, experts in architectural climbing, an art they refer to as “buildering,” climbed the Statue of Liberty to draw attention to the case of a former California Black Panther Party (BPP) member, Geronimo Pratt….
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United States v. Berkan – Puerto Rico – CCR Docket 1981-1982

Vieques is a beautiful, tiny island a few miles off the south­ eastern coast of Puerto Rico. There in May 1979, 21 people, including three clergymen – one a Roman Catholic bishop ­ five attorneys, a fisherman and a school…
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Kinoy v. Mitchell – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1981-1982

The widespread use of illegal electronic surveillance in the name of “national security” is a central form of government misconduct. This case involves both domestic and so-called foreign security surveillance and in an early landmark decision established a plaintiff ‘s…
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Clavir v. Levi – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1981-1982

In 1976, Judy Clavir and Stew Albert, long-time political activists, filed a federal civil rights action against the FBI charging that they were being illegally surveilled. The FBl admitted using various kind s of surveillance against them,including mail covers, bumper…
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