Tag Archive: Government Misconduct

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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U.S. v. Captain Yolanda Huet-Vaughn – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1992

CCR joined in an appeal of the conviction of an Army physician who refused to go to the Gulf War. Dr.Yolanda Huet-Vaughn, a captain in the Army Medical Corps, objected to the war on moral grounds, Gulf particularly her belief…
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Civil Liberties

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United States v. Paterson – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1991

On August 29, 1991, 22-year-old Californian Jeffrey Paterson publicly proclaimed his opposition to the Gulf war and refused to join the hundreds of thousands of U.S. armed forces President Bush had already sent to the Middle East. While staff sergeants…
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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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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1991

CCR filed suit on behalf of documentary filmmakers whose films were denied “certificates of educational character” by the U.S. Information Agency (USIA). Such certificates are granted under an international treaty designed to facilitate the free flow of ideas among nations….
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Civil Liberties

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CISPES v. Sessions – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1991

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, then sought to prevent the FBI from using or disseminating…
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Civil Liberties

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American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Thornburgh – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1991

In April 1987 CCR and the ACLU of Southern California challenged the constitutionality of the McCarran-Walter Act on behalf of seven Palestinians and a Kenyan who were arrested, held without bail and threatened with deportation because of their alleged “affiliation”…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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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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Civil Liberties

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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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Veterans Peace Convoy v. Shultz – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1989-1990

In September 1988 the CCR won a signifi­cant victory for the Nicaraguan humanitarian aid campaign. The Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas did away with licensing requirements for hu­manitarian aid under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), issuing a declaratory judgment…
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Civil Liberties

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