Tag Archive: CCR Docket 1988-1989

Kinoy v. Mitchell – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1988-1989

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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Ridgeley v. Merchants State Bank – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1988-1989

In the course of reviewing the files concerning the Dallas FBI investigation of CISPES, sup­plied to the CCR by the Justice Department as a result of a lawsuit filed under the Freedom of Information Act, it was discov­ered that the…
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Civil Liberties

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Heidy v. United States Customs Service – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1988-1989

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. Cus­toms, however, has treated many other travel­ers in the same manner. CCR challenged…
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Civil Liberties

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Heidy v United States Customs Service – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1988-1989

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 . Cus­toms, however, has treated many other travel­ers in the same manner. CCR…
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Civil Liberties

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Randall v. Meese and In the Matter of Randall – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1988-1989

In In the Matter of Randall, the 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 her family and her…
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Civil Liberties

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Veterans Peace Convoy v. Shultz – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1988-1989

On June 15, 1988, in Laredo, Texas, U.S. Customs prevented the Veterans for Peace Convoy from crossing the border to Mexico, en route to Nicaragua, and seized four of its 37 donated buses and pick-up trucks carrying humanitarian aid. The…
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Civil Liberties

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Linder v. Calero – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1988-1989

On April 28, 1987, Benjamin Linder, a U.S. citizen, and two Nicaraguans were murdered by the contras who attacked the site of a small dam they were building to measure the flow of water. The work was part of the…
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International War Crimes

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Haase v. Sessions – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1988-1989

Returning from Nicaragua in January 1985 Edward Haase, a Kansas City-based journalist, was stopped by U.S. Customs and FBI officials. He was detained for five hours as agents seized, read, and photocopied his ad­dress book, notes, diary, and other personal…
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Civil Liberties

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United States v. Zenon and Saade – Puerto Rico – CCR Docket 1988-1989

In 1974 the U.S. 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 industry….
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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