Tag Archive: Fourth Amendment

Bush Signs Legislation Vastly Expanding Federal Powers to Wiretap, Eavesdrop, Detain & Deport Immigrants in the name of the so-called War on Terrorism – Democracy Now Transcript

Civil liberties advocates warned that some of our most basic freedoms were being put at risk. The bill, known as the USA PATRIOT Act, gives federal authorities unprecedented latitude in monitoring private communications and expands the way such data is…
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Civil Liberties

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National Lawyer’s Guild Speech Notes – PDF

1995 NLG Speech Draft I just want to cry and hug my friend Harold; my most moving moments with him on GTMO, in an HIV camp–a place from Dante’s 9th circle of Hell; warmest and most beautiful friend a person…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Kinoy v. Mitchell – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1989-1990

The widespread use of illegal electronic surveillance in the name of national security is a central form of government misconduct. A ruling in the early stage of this case estab­lished the right to bring a civil action without having proof…
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Civil Liberties

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Haase v. Webster – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1990

Returning from Nicaragua in January 1985, Edward Haase, a Kansas City-based journalist, was detained for five hours by U.S. Customs and FBI officials while they seized, read and photocopied his address book, notes, diary, and other personal papers. These actions…
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Civil Liberties

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Kinoy v. Mitchell – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1988-1989

The widespread use of illegal electronic surveil­lance in the name of national security is a central form of government misconduct. A rul­ing in the early stage of this case established the right to bring a civil action without having proof…
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Civil Liberties

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Kinoy v. Mitchell – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1987-1988

The widespread use of illegal electronic surveillance in the name of national secu­rity is a central form of government mis­conduct. A ruling in the early stage of this case established the right to bring a civil action without having proof…
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Haase v. Webster

http://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/haase-v-webster Haase v. Webster is a case which challenged the authority of U.S. Customs officials to seize and copy the written materials of travelers to Nicaragua. Returning from Nicaragua in January 1985, Edward Haase, a Kansas City-based journalist, was detained…
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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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In the Matter of David Truong – Criminal Justice – CCR Docket 1982-1983

In January 1978, David Truong and Ronald Humphrey were indicted on charges of conspiracy, espionage, stealing govern­ment documents, and being unregistered foreign agents. David Truong (Truong Dink Hung) is a Vietnamese citizen who has long  been active in the anti-war movement in the…
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