Tag Archive: Attorney Margaret Ratner

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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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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Linder v. Calero – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1989-1990

On April 28, 1987, Benjamin Linder, a U.S.citizen, and two Nicaraguans were murdered by contras who attacked the site of a small dam they were building in the village of Bocay to measure the flow of water. The dam was…
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International War Crimes

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CISPES v. Sessions – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1990

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, seek to prevent the FBI from using or disseminating records obtained…
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Civil Liberties

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Linder v. Calero – International Human Rights – CCR Docket Fall 1990

On April 28, 1987, Benjamin Linder. a U.S. citizen, and two Nicaraguans were murdered by contras who attacked the site of a small dam they were building in the village of Bocay. The dam was part of a project to…
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International War Crimes

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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1990

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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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1989-1990

In 1985 the 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 pursuant to  an international treaty  to facilitate the free flow of ideas among…
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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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CISPES v. Sessions – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1989-1990

In response to the massive government investigation of the Committee in Solidarity With the People of El Salvador (ClSPES) un­covered by the CCR through Freedom of Information Act requests, the CCR filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in…
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Civil Liberties

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CISPES v. Sessions – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1990

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, seek to prevent the FBI from using or disseminating records…
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Civil Liberties

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