Tag Archive: Attorney Margaret Ratner

Dacajeweiah (John Hill) – Criminal Justice – CCR Docket 1978-1979

Efforts of Center attorneys and others have resulted in the freeing of Dacajeweiah, the last inmate remaining in prison as a result of events arising out of the 1971 Attica uprising. In 1977, Governor Carey supposedly “closed the book” on…
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Clavir v. Levi – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1978-1979

This case concerns the discovery of an illegal tracking device on a car owned by Judy Clavir and Stew Albert, who were in New York City visiting CCR attorneys Bill Kunstler and Margaret Ratner. A small electronic device called a…
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Walton v. Beame – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1977-1978

This suit was brought by the Center and the National Con­ference of Black Lawyers to force the prompt arraignment of persons held after the blackout in New York City  in July 1977. It resulted in an agreement between the city and…
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Dacajeweiah (John Hill) – Criminal Justice – CCR Docket 1977-1978

Although Governor Carey supposedly “closed the book”  on Attica, one inmate. Dacajeweiah, remains imprisoned. The governor commuted Dacajeweiah’s life sentence for the al­leged murder of a prison guard during the 197l Atlica upris­ing, but left Dacajeweiah’s release date in the hands of the…
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Clavir et al. v. Levi, et al. – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1976-1977

This case concerns the discovery of an illegal tracking device on a car owned by Judy Clavir and Stew Albert, friends of enter attorneys Bill Kunstler and Margaret Ratner. Clavir and Albert had come from upstate New York to vis…
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Virgin Islands v. Gereau, et al. – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1975

Five black men were convicted of the murder of eight North Americans at  a  Rockefeller -owned golf resort in the Virgin I land . After the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction , a petition for certiorari was…
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Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Docket Report 1975 – PDF

Docket Report 1975 Cases Worked on by Michael Ratner: Hess v. Laird – Women’s Rights – Pages 4-5 Virgin Islands v. Gereau, et al. – Criminal Justice – Page 7 Kinoy v. Mitchell & Dellinger v. Mitchell – Government Misconduct –…
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