Tag Archive: Morton Stavis

Bullfrog Films v. Wick – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1986-1987

In December 1985 the CCR filed suit on behalf of a number of documentary filmma­kers whose films were denied “certificates of educational character” for political rea­sons by the United States Information Agency ( USIA) . Such certificates are granted pursuant to an…
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Civil Liberties

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Republic of the Philippines v. Marcos (New York) (New Jersey) (Texas) and In the Matter of the Republic of the Philippines for an Order of Discovery (New York) – International Law – CCR Docket 1986-1987 – 20th Anniversary

On February 25, 1986, Ferdinand Marcos and his party fled the Philippines, thereby ending his twenty-year dictatorship. Sev­enty-two hours later, CCR attorneys were retained by the new government to recover any of the illegally amassed booty that could be located…
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International War Crimes

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Barnes v. Kline – International – CCR Docket 1984-1985

On January 4, 1984, the CCR filed an action challenging President Reagan’s “pocket veto” of HR 4042 on behalf of 33 members of Congress. H R 4042 mandates that the President periodically certify that there have been significant improvements in…
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International War Crimes

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In the Matter of Marazul Tours, Inc. – International – CCR Docket 1984-1985

On June 28, 1984 the United States Supreme Court, in a 5-to4, decision sustained regulations of the Treasury Department which effectively barred most travel to Cuba through the device of preventing U.S. citizens from expending any funds for such purpose…
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Civil Liberties

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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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Inmates of Attica Correctional Facility v. Rockefeller

http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F2/477/375/1514/ Brief Fact Summary: A civil suit was filed against New York State officials and the local U.S. Attorney by a mother of a deceased former inmate and several other inmates of the New York’s Attica Correctional Facility, after the…
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Civil Liberties

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