Tag Archive: Attorney Franklin Siegel

Michael Toasts the Rasul Legal Team – Invitation and Photo by Franklin Siegel

This is the post-Rasul argument in the garden of “Mott House” on April 30, 2004.  I remember it so well, Michael getting up on the garden table.  (Mott House is across the street from the Supreme Court.)  Michael was giving…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Center for Constitutional Rights Toasting Party for the Rasul and Al Odah Legal Teams Following the Supreme Court Arguments – Photos

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Campbell v. Clinton – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 2000

This past spring, CCR filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by 31 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The members had sought a declaration that President Clinton violated the…
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Civil Liberties

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Campbell v. Clinton – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1999

As President Clinton ordered U.S. military forces to begin a series of air strikes with NATO allies in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on March 24, 1999, one of the most serious questions in modern Constitutional jurisprudence, the vesting in…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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

As the President deployed soaring numbers of U.S. armed forces to the Gulf, and campaigned for authorization from the United Nations and Middle Eastern states to oust Iraq from Kuwait militarily, an offensive attack on Iraq loomed. At this stage,…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Nation v. The Department of Defense – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1991

On the eve of war in January 1991, CCR  filed suit to force the Pentagon to provide journalists and media outlets with full access to the Gulf war story. Plaintiffs included the Nation, Harpers, Mother Jones, Village Voice, Pacifica Radio News,…
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Civil Liberties

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Republic of the Philippines v. Marcos – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

On February 25, 1986, Ferdinand Marcos and his party fled the Philippines, thereby ending his twenty-year dictatorship. Sev­enty-two hours later, CCR attorneys were retained by the new government to recover any of the illegally amassed booty hidden in the United…
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International War Crimes

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Republic of the Philippines v. Marcos (New York) (New Jersey) (Texas) and In the Matter of the Republic of the Philippines for an Order of Discovery (New York) – International Law – CCR Docket 1986-1987 – 20th Anniversary

On February 25, 1986, Ferdinand Marcos and his party fled the Philippines, thereby ending his twenty-year dictatorship. Sev­enty-two hours later, CCR attorneys were retained by the new government to recover any of the illegally amassed booty that could be located…
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International War Crimes

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