Tag Archive: International Law

Dellums V. Smith – International Law – CCR Docket 1985-1986

In July 1983 the CCR filed a federal complaint demanding an investigation of President Reagan’s violation of the Neu­trality Act in sponsoring war against Nicaragua. The suit, filed in California, was brought under the Ethics in Govern­ment Act, a law…
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International War Crimes

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Sanchez v. Reagan – International Law – CCR Docket 1985-1986

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 in May 1984, CCR attorneys were arguing in a federal…
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International War Crimes

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Beacon Products Corp. v. Reagan – International Law – CCR Docket 1985-1986

In May I985 President Reagan signed an executive order announcing a trade embargo against Nicaragua. In his mes­sage to Congress, Reagan claimed that Nicaragua constituted a threat to the foreign policy interests and security of the United States. The Treasury Department…
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International War Crimes

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National Lawyers Guild Members Protest Mining of Nicaraguan Harbor – Photo

Note: Michael Ratner (top right), Richard Levy (standing on left with shoulder briefcase), Arthur Kinoy and seated in front of the banner is Reed Brody.  This was a sit-in protesting U.S. intervention in Central America held in front of the federal building at…
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International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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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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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Crockett v. Reagan – International – CCR Docket 1981-1982

Shortly after taking office, the Reagan Administration dramatically increased United States support for the military— civilian  junta in El Salvador. The Administration sent 56 “military advisers” to train government forces in techniques of counter-insurgency and sent millions of dollars worth of…
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International War Crimes

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