Tag Archive: CCR Docket 1987-1988

CISPES v. FBI – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1987-1988

In June 1987 we filed suit on behalf of the Dallas Committee in Support of the People of E Salvador (CISPES) under the Free­dom of lnformation Act (FOIA) because for over a year the Justice Department failed to produce any…
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Civil Liberties

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Republic of the Philippines v. Marcos – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

On February 25, 1986, Ferdinand Marcos and his party fled the Philippines, thereby ending his twenty-year dictatorship. Sev­enty-two hours later, CCR attorneys were retained by the new government to recover any of the illegally amassed booty hidden in the United…
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International War Crimes

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In re Tula – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

Maria Teresa Tula viuda de Canales is a Salvadoran woman seeking political asylum in the United States. In El Salvador she worked with Comadres, an organiza­tion of women formed to seek disappeared family members. She became active in Comadres as…
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International War Crimes

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Littlewolf v. Hodel – Native American Rights – CCR Docket 1987-1988

Located in northern Minnesota, the White Earth Reservation is set aside for the White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians. At one time, it comprised approximately six million acres, but has been reduced to about 50,000 acres. In 1978 the Minnesota…
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Civil Liberties

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Hopi Partition Land Resisters u. US.A. – Native American Rights – CCR Docket 1987-1988

Usually portrayed in the media as a con­flict between the Navajo and Hopi peoples, the struggle occurring at Big Mountain is in reality one between the Indian peoples and the federal government. At issue are lands located in Arizona which…
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Civil Liberties

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United States v. Zenon and Saade – Puerto Rico – CCR Docket 1987-1988

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, International War Crimes

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In the Matter of 13 Seizures – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1987-1988

In April 1987 a delegation of people from the United States attended the Interna­tional Peace Gathering in Tripoli, Libya. The individuals traveled under the auspices of  the  International Indian Treaty Council, the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, and other groups represent­ing third…
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Civil Liberties

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Comacho v. Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico – CCR Docket 1987-1988

This suit in the federal district court in Puerto Rico seeks to enjoin the telephone company from cooperating with the federal government in wiretapping in Puerto Rico. The constitution of the Commonwealth contains an absolute prohibition on wire­ tapping. A…
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Civil Liberties

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Heidy v. United States Customs Service – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1987-1988

The government’s assertion that Edward Haase’s experience at Customs was an iso­lated incident of harassment, was the basic premise of the lower court’s decision in that case. However, Customs has treated many other travelers in the same manner. CCR attorneys…
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Civil Liberties

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Burke v. Barnes – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

This lawsuit challenges President Reagan’s use of a “pocket veto” to kill a bill unanimously passed by both Houses of Congress. The bill would have required the president to condition aid to El Salvador on that country’s protection of human…
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International War Crimes

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