Tag Archive: Attorney David Cole

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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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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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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Martinez-Baca v. Suarez-Mason & Forti v. Suarez-Mason – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

As Commander of the First Army Corps in Argentina during the height of repression under the military dictatorship, General Guillermo Suarez-Mason was responsible for the abduction, torture, and “disappearance” of thousands of Argentine citizens. When Raul Alfonsin came to power…
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International War Crimes

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Haase v. Webster – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1987-1988

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

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Beacon Products Corporation v. Reagan – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

In May 1985 President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order announcing a trade embargo against Nicaragua and, at the same time, terminated a friendship treaty with that country. In his message to Congress, he claimed that Nicaragua con­stituted a threat…
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International War Crimes

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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1987-1988

In December 1985 the CCR filed suit on behalf of a number of filmmakers whose documentaries were denied “certificates of educational character” by the United States Information Agency (USIA). Such certificates are granted pursuant to an international treaty to facilitate the free flow…
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Civil Liberties

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American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Meese – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1987-1988

A challenge to the McCarran-Walter Act was mounted by the CCR and the ACLU of Southern California on behalf of seven Palestinians and a Kenyan who were arrested, held without bail, and threat­ened with deportation because of alleged “membership” or “affiliation”…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Meese – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1988-1989

The CCR and the ACLU of Southern California have challenged the McCarran-Walter Act on behalf of seven Palestinians and a Kenyan who were arrested, held without bail, and threatened with deportation because of alleged “membership” or “affiliation” with the Popular…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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