Tag Archive: CCR

United Presbyterian Church v. Reagan – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1982-1983

On December 4, 1981, President Reagan signed Executive Order 12333 on United States Intelligence Activities. By­passing Congress.and severely limiting public debate, the President unilaterally enacted sweeping change in the guide­ lines governing intelligence activities with in the United States and as…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Alvarez v. FBI – Government Misconduct – CCR Document 1981-1982

Jose Alberto Alvarez, a long-time leader in the movement for Puerto Rico independence, a member of the Central Committee and an officer of the Puerto Rican Sociali st Party (PSP), was told after filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)…
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Civil Liberties

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In the Matter of Williams – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

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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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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Republic of the Philippines v. Marcos – Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)

https://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/republic-philippines-v-marcos On February 25, 1986, Ferdinand Marcos and his party fled the Philippines, thereby ending his twenty-year dictatorship. Seventy-two hours later, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) was retained by the new government to recover any of the Marcos regime’s…
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International War Crimes

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Disarm Education Fund v. NY Convention Center Development Corp. – Government Misconduct – CCR Fall Docket 1992

In January 1992, two days before a large rally to support the independence and sovereignty of Cuba, the New York State Javits Convention Center tried to renege on its contract with rally organizers. Javits personnel claimed that the rally sponsors,…
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Civil Liberties

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Ange v. Bush – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1991

Like Paterson v. Bush, 26-year­ old college student Michael Ange objected to his deployment to drive a five-ton fuel truck in Saudi Arabia, claiming that it exceeded the oath that he and other reservists took because “we never swore to…
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Civil Liberties

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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – First Amendment – CCR Docket 1984-1985

While extolling the virtues of the United States as a democratic society, the Reagan Administration in fact has been silencing voices with which it does not agree. In Wald v. Regan (Docket No. 14), the issue is the Treasury Department’s…
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Civil Liberties

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United States v. Paterson – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1991

On August 29, 1991, 22-year-old Californian Jeffrey Paterson publicly proclaimed his opposition to the Gulf war and refused to join the hundreds of thousands of U.S. armed forces President Bush had already sent to the Middle East. While staff sergeants…
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Civil Liberties

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Michael Ratner: One Year Later, Still a Hero – Center for Constitutional Rights Legal Director – Baher Azmy

https://ccrjustice.org/home/blog/2017/05/11/michael-ratner-one-year-later-still-hero The day I learned of Michael Ratner’s passing, one year ago today, I had to travel to Richmond, Virginia to argue an appeal related to one of the Abu Ghraib torture suits CCR brought against an odious private military…
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International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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