Tag Archive: Margaret Ratner

United States v. Zenon – Puerto Rico – CCR Docket – 1986-1987

In 1974 the United States Navy moved its military bombing range in Puerto Rico from the island of Culebra to the island of Vieques, thus severely restricting the activities of many Vieques residents who made their living from the fishing…
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Civil Liberties

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Sanchez v. Reagan – International – CCR Docket 1984-1985

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 the U.S….
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International War Crimes

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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – First Amendment – CCR Docket 1984-1985

While extolling the virtues of the United States as a democratic society, the Reagan Administration in fact has been silencing voices with which it does not agree. In Wald v. Regan (Docket No. 14), the issue is the Treasury Department’s…
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John Hill – Criminal Justice – CCR Docket 1976-1977

After commuting Hill’s life sentence for the murder of a prison guard during the Attica uprising in September, 1971, Gov­ernor Carey, operating through the Parole Board, denied him parole for at least two more years. This decision came after Hill…
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Linder v. Calero-Portocarrero – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1995

After almost two years of delays, motions and negotiations, CCR attorneys have finally received some–but not all–of the documents from the federal agencies which may possess information concerning Ben Linder; who was murdered in 1987 by U.S. supported contras in…
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International War Crimes

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Harbury v. CIA – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1995

CCR is representing a woman determined to uncover the truth, no matter what the cost, about the fate of her Guatemalan rebel husband. Along with the National Security Archives and the private firm of  Morrison and Forrester, CCR filed a…
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International War Crimes

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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1988-1989

CCR filed suit on behalf of documentary filmmakers whose films were denied “certificates of educational character” b; 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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Linder v. Calero-Portocarrero – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Spring 1994

Although the Eleventh Circuil Court of Appeals on June 18, 1992 reversed a dis­trict court decision dismissing a suit by the family of Benjamin Linder against four contras allegedly responsible for his murder, a trial date has not yet been set….
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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Spring 1994

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. They…
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