Tag Archive: CCR Docket 1989-1990

Littlewolf v. Hodel – Native American Rights – CCR Docket 1989-1990

The White Earth Reservation, located in northern Minnesota, was set aside “in perpe­tuity” in 1867 for the White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians. It  then comprised ap­proximately six million acres, but has been reduced to about 50,000 acres. In the early years…
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Civil Liberties

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CISPES v. Sessions – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1989-1990

In response to the massive government investigation of the Committee in Solidarity With the People of El Salvador (ClSPES) un­covered by the CCR through Freedom of Information Act requests, the CCR filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in…
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Civil Liberties

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In the Matter of Fuentes – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1989-1990

Rosa Maribel Fuentes, a Salvador an woman, living in Washington, D.C., works for the National Federation of Salvadoran Workers. The CCR is assisting her in seek­ing political asylum, as she is certain that if deported to El Salvador she  will be killed because of her union activities….
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International War Crimes

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Scherker v. Ward – Lesbian and Gay Rights – CCR Docket 1989-1990

On June 27, 1969, approximately eight New York City police entered the Stonewall Inn, a greenwich village bar frequented by lesbi­ans, gay males, and transvestites, with a warrant charging that liquor was being sold without a license and authorizing the arrest…
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Civil Liberties

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In re Bolivian Textiles (in Preparation) – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1989-1990

The CCR has been asked to aid in the recovery of ancient and sacred textiles belonging to the Indians of Coroma, Bolivia. These textiles, many dating from pre-Columbian times, have been stolen or other­wise nefariously taken by U.S. dealers and collectors. The thefts have had a…
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International War Crimes

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Heidy v. United States Customs Service – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1989-1990

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 similarly treated many other travelers. The CCR challenged this policy…
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Civil Liberties

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Camacho v. Autoridad de Telefono – Puerto Rico – CCR Docket 1989-1990

This suit, in the federal district court in Puerto Rico, sought to enjoin the Puerto Rican telephone company from cooperating with the federal government in wiretapping in Puerto Rico. The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico contains an absolute…
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Civil Liberties

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Dallas CISPES v. FBI – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1989-1990

In June l987 the CCR filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Dallas Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) because the Justice Department un­warrantedly delayed production of thou­sands of pages of files the FBI had collected…
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Civil Liberties

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Haase v. Webster – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1989-1990

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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