Tag Archive: CCR Docket 1986-1987

Kinoy v. Mitchell – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1986-1987

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

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Burke v. Barnes – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1986-1987

This lawsuit challenges President Ronald Reagan’s use of a “pocket veto” to kill a bill unanimously passed by both Houses of Congress. The bill would have required him to condition aid to El Salvador on improvement of its human rights…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Beacon Products Corp. v. Reagan – International law – CCR Docket 1986-1987

In May 1985 President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order announcing a trade embargo against Nicaragua, and, at the same time, terminated a Friendship Treaty with that count ry. In his message to Congress, he claimed that Nicaragua con­stituted a…
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International War Crimes

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In the Matter of David Truong – Criminal Justice -CCR Docket 1986-1987

David Truong, a Vietnamese national, was convicted of espionage in 1978 and sen­tenced to a 15-year prison sentence. Prior to the conviction Truong was active in seek­ing an end to the war in Vietnam and worked for normalization of relations…
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International War Crimes

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United States v. Zenon – Puerto Rico – CCR Docket – 1986-1987

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

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In the Matter of Randall – Randall v. Meese – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1986-1987

In In the Matter of Randall, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) is seeking to apply the McCarran-Walter Act’s ideological exclusion provision to force Margaret Randall, a prominent poet and essayist who was born in the United States, to leave…
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Civil Liberties

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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1986-1987

In December 1985 the CCR filed suit on behalf of a number of documentary filmma­kers whose films were denied “certificates of educational character” for political rea­sons by the United States Information Agency ( USIA) . Such certificates are granted pursuant to an…
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Civil Liberties

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Dellums v. Meese – International Law – CCR Docket 1986-1987

In July 1983 the CCR filed a federal complaint demanding an investigation of President Reagan’s violation of the Neutrality Act for sponsoring the war against Nica­ragua. The suit asked the United States Attorney General to conduct a preliminary investigation. The…
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International War Crimes

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Haase v. Webster – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1986-1987

Returning from Nicaragua in January 1985, Edward Haase, a Kansas City-based journalist, was stopped by United States Customs and FBI officials and detained for five hours, as agents read, seized, and pho­ to copied his address book, notes, diary and…
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Civil Liberties

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In the Matter of Williams – International Law – CCR Docket 1986-1987

In October 1984 Dessima Williams, former Ambassador from Grenada to the Organi­zation of American States, and a leading critic of United States Caribbean policy, was forcibly seized in Washington, D.C. by immigration officials. The arrest  took place on the anniversary…
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International War Crimes

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