Tag Archive: Attorney David Cole

Committee of U. S. Citizens Living in Nicaragua (CUSCLIN) v. Reagan – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

On June 27, 1986, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that the United Stlates had violated international laws against the aggressive use of force in that it trained, armed, and supported the contras against Nicaragua. The U.S. had litigated…
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International War Crimes

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Burke v. Barnes – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1986-1987

This lawsuit challenges President Ronald Reagan’s use of a “pocket veto” to kill a bill unanimously passed by both Houses of Congress. The bill would have required him to condition aid to El Salvador on improvement of its human rights…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Beacon Products Corp. v. Reagan – International law – CCR Docket 1986-1987

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 count ry. In his message to Congress, he claimed that Nicaragua con­stituted a…
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International War Crimes

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In the Matter of Randall – Randall v. Meese – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1986-1987

In In the Matter of Randall, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (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…
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Civil Liberties

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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1986-1987

In December 1985 the CCR filed suit on behalf of a number of documentary filmma­kers whose films were denied “certificates of educational character” for political rea­sons by the United States Information Agency ( USIA) . Such certificates are granted pursuant to an…
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Civil Liberties

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Dellums v. Meese – International Law – CCR Docket 1986-1987

In July 1983 the CCR filed a federal complaint demanding an investigation of President Reagan’s violation of the Neutrality Act for sponsoring the war against Nica­ragua. The suit asked the United States Attorney General to conduct a preliminary investigation. The…
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International War Crimes

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Heidy v. United States Customs Service – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1986-1987

The government’s assertion that Edward Haase’s experience at customs was an isolated incident of harassment, was the basic premise of the court’s decision in that case. However, customs has treated many other travelers in the same manner. CCR attorneys challenged…
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Civil Liberties

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Haase v. Webster – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1986-1987

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

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In the Matter of 13 Seizures – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1988-1989

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…
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Civil Liberties

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Sanchez v. Reagan – International Law – CCR Docket 1986-1987

In May 1984, while the International Court of Justice (the World Court) was issu­ing a preliminary restraining order against the United States for its illegal actions against the government and people of Nicaragua, CCR attorneys were arguing in a federal…
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International War Crimes

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