Tag Archive: CCR Docket 1985-1986

Handschu v. Bureau of Special Services – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1985-1986

CCR attorneys here intervened on behalf of political organi­zations and individuals who oppose the terms of settlement in a federal lawsuit, New York’s “Red Squad” case. In an attempt to end political spying by the New York City Police Department,…
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Kinoy v. Mitchell – Government Harassment – CCR Docket 1985-1986

The widespread use of illegal electronic surveillance in the name of national security is a central form of government misconduct. A judicial decision in this case’s early stage estab­lished the right to bring a civil action without having proof of…
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Civil Liberties

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Haase v. Webster – Government Harassment – CCR Docket Report 1985-1986

As part of the CCR’s efforts to stop FBI harassment , it recently took the case of Edward Haase, a journalist whose address book, notes, diary and other personal papers were seized by U.S. Customs on his return from Nicaragua….
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Civil Liberties

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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – The First Amendment – CCR Docket 1985-1986

The CCR represents a number of filmmakers whose movies have been denied “certificates of educational character” by the United States Information Agency (USIA), the agency headed by Reagan appointee Charles Z. Wick. The certifi­cates are granted pursuant to an international…
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Civil Liberties

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United States v. Zenon – Puerto Rico – CCR Docket 1985-1986

In 1974 the United States Navy moved its military bombing range in Puerto Rico from the island of Culebra to the island of Vieques; this severely restricted the activities of many Vieques residents who made their living from the fishing…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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In the Matter of Randall – International Law – CCR Docket 1985-1986

Margaret Randall is the author of 40 books, most of which deal with women’s and Third World liberation. She is also an accomplished poet and photographer. Although born in the United States, Randall married a Mexican citizen in the early…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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In the Matter of Williams – International Law – CCR Docket 1985-1985

Dessima Williams, former Ambassador from Grenada to the Organization of American States (OAS) and a leading critic of United States Caribbean policy, was forcibly seized by immigration officials in October 1984 . She had just spoken at a Howard University…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Dellums V. Smith – International Law – CCR Docket 1985-1986

In July 1983 the CCR filed a federal complaint demanding an investigation of President Reagan’s violation of the Neu­trality Act in sponsoring war against Nicaragua. The suit, filed in California, was brought under the Ethics in Govern­ment Act, a law…
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International War Crimes

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Sanchez v. Reagan – International Law – CCR Docket 1985-1986

While the International Court of Justice (the World Court) was issuing a preliminary restraining order against the United States for its illegal actions against the government and peo­ple of Nicaragua in May 1984, CCR attorneys were arguing in a federal…
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International War Crimes

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Brown University – The First Amendment – CCR Docket 1985-1986

In December 1984, 68 Brown University students were tried by a faculty committee for attempting to make a citizen’s arrest of two CIA recruiters. While the CIA officials were lec­turing, students stood up and read an indictment charging the CIA…
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Civil Liberties

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