Tag Archive: Supreme Court

Under Pressure from Corporations, Ashcroft Threatens to Overturn a 200 Year-Old Law Used to Fight Human Rights Abusers and War Criminals – Democracy Now Transcript

We host a debate between Daniel Griswold of the Center for Trade Policy Studies and international human rights lawyer Michael Ratner. Earlier this year the Justice Department launched an effort to overturn the 200-year-old Alien Tort Claims Act. The Justice…
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International War Crimes

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Campbell v. Clinton – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 2000

This past spring, CCR filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by 31 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The members had sought a declaration that President Clinton violated the…
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Civil Liberties

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Haitian Centers Council, Inc. v. McNary – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

A heartbreaking legal battle raged throughout the spring of 1992 over the rights of Haitian immigrants, pitting the Bush Administration against the human rights and civil rights communities. CCR joined the San Francisco Lawyers’ Committee for Urban Rights, the Lowenstein International…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Some Not So Inalienable Rights: Why Some Citizens Have Nothing to Celebrate – with Margaret Ratner Kunstler – Constitution Exhibit – Temple Gallery – PDF

1987 Some Not So Inalienable Rights: Why Some Citizens Have Nothing to Celebrate 1987 Constitution Exhibit Postcards In 1857, Frederick Douglass explained why another celebra­tion of liberties, analogous to that of the 200th anniversary of the Constitution, was irrelevant to…
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Civil Liberties, Personal & Profiles

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