Tag Archive: CISPES

Speaking Freely: Michael Ratner on the National Lawyers Guild 1960s-80s – Video

https://vimeo.com/76473031 In this video, Ratner describes how he became introduced to the Guild while attending Columbia Law school (where he would revive the NLG student chapter), and how the Guild inspired him to litigate politically, not just legally–describing himself as…
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Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador v. Sessions – Dallas CISPES v. FBI – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1988-1989

In June 1987 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…
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CISPES v. Sessions – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1990

In June 1987 CCR uncovered the FBI’s massive, illegal surveillance of the Committee in Solidarity with  the People of El Salvador (CISPES). CISPES members, and other individuals and organizations investigated, seek to prevent the FBI from using or disseminating records obtained…
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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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Ridgeley v. Merchants State Bank

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 (Docket no. 51), it was…
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