Communist Party, USA
Socialist Workers Party
Civil Rights
Black Nationalist
White Hate Groups
New Left / Anti-War

American Indian Movement
Committee In Solidarity with the People of El Salvador
Earth First!
Other

Recent Developments in National Security Law


Communist Party, USA

United States v. Mesarosh, 116 F.Supp. 345 (D.C.Pa.1953), affirmed, United States v. Mesarosh, 223 F.2d 449 (3rd Cir.1955), cert granted, Mesarosh v. U.S., 350 U.S. 922 (1955), reversed, Mesarosh v. United States, 352 U.S. 1 (1956), Mesarosh v. United States, 352 U.S. 808 (1956).

Communist Party of U.S. v. Subversive Activities Conrol. Board, 223 F.2d 531 (D.C. Cir.1955), certiorari granted, Communist Party of the U.S. of America v. Subversive Activities Control Board, 349 U.S. 943 (1955), reversed, Communist Party of U.S. v. Subversive Activities Control Board, 351 U.S. 115 (1956).

Boorda v. Subversive Activities Control Board, 421 F.2d 1142 (D.C.Cir.1969), cert. denied, 397 U.S. 1042 (1970) (disclosure provisions of the Subversive Activities Control Act held unconstitutional).

Wilkinson v. United States, 272 F.2d 783 (5th Cir.1960); cert granted, 362 U.S. 926 (1960); Wilkinson v. United States, 365 U.S. 399 (1961); Wilkinson v. United States, 774 F. Supp. 1360 (N.D. Ga. 1991) (petition for writ of error coram nobis denied); affirmed Wilkinson v. United States, 959 F.2d 973 (11th Cir. 1992); Braden v. United States, 272 F.2d 653 (5th Cir.1960); Braden v. United States, 365 U.S. 431 (1961) ; petition for rehearing denied, Braden v. U.S., 365 U.S. 890 (1961); Wilkinson v. F.B.I., 99 F.R.D. 148 (D.C.Cal.1983) (NCARL, class action civil rights case); Wilkinson v. F.B.I., 633 F.Supp. 336 (C.D.Cal.1986) (FOIA case)

Lamont v. Department of Justice, 475 F.Supp. 761 (D.C.N.Y. 1979) (FOIA case. Security Index subject denied membership in Communist Party to McCarthy Committee; FBI/DOJ investigation unsuccessful attempt to prove perjury.)

In re U.S., 872 F.2d 472 (D.C. Cir. 1989) (Federal Tort Claims Act, denial of government's motion to suppress evidence based on state secrets privilege)

Socialist Workers Party

Socialist Workers Party v. Attorney General of U. S., 387 F.Supp. 747 (D.C.N.Y. 1974) (proposed FBI surveillance of convention of controversial political organization threatened a substantial impairment of First Amendment rights and warranted preliminary injunctive relief, in absence of evidence of violent revolutionary activity or any other illegal activity)

Socialist Workers Party v. Attorney General of U.S., 642 F. Supp. 1357 (S.D.N.Y.1986) (Federal Tort Claims Act, order awarding defendants $264,000 for COINTELPRO disruption), Socialist Workers Party v. Attorney General of U.S., 666 F.Supp. 621 (S.D.N.Y.1987) (Order for injunction preventing use or release of illegally obtained evidence).

Civil Rights

Lesar v. U. S. Dept. of Justice, 636 F.2d 472 (D.C. Cir.1980) (Martin Luther King assassination; FOIA case)

Liuzzo v. U. S., 485 F.Supp. 1274 (D.C.Mich.1980); Liuzzo v. U. S., 508 F.Supp. 923 (D.C.Mich.1981); Liuzzo v. U.S., 565 F.Supp. 640 (D.C.Mich.1983); Rowe v. Griffin, 497 F.Supp. 610 (D.C.Ala.1980), affirmed Rowe v. Griffin, 676 F.2d 524 (11th Cir.1982); Peck v. U. S., 470 F.Supp. 1003 (D.C.N.Y.1979); Peck v. U. S., 88 F.R.D. 65 (D.C.N.Y.1980); Bergman v. Kemp, 97 F.R.D. 413 (D.C.Mich.1983).

Kenyatta v. Kelly, 375 F.Supp. 1175 (D.C.Pa. 1974); Kenyatta v. Moore, 744 F.2d 1179 (5th Cir.1984) (FBI agents sued in individual capacities); Kenyatta v. Moore, 623 F.Supp. 220 (D.C.Miss.1985) (state claims dismissed); Kenyatta v. Moore, 623 F.Supp. 224 (D.C.Miss.1985) (defendant's motion for summary judgment denied); rehearing denied, Kenyatta v. Moore, 752 F.2d 646 (5th Cir.1985) (table); cert denied, Moore v. Kenyatta, 471 U.S. 1066 (1985).


Black Nationalist

Black Panther Party

People v. Newton, 8 Cal.App.3d 359 (Cal.App.1.Dist.1970) (unconsciousness is a complete defense to homicide)

United States v. Seale, 461 F.2d 345 (7th Cir.1972)

Hampton v. City of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 339 F.Supp. 695 (D.C.Ill.1972); Hampton v. City Of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 484 F.2d 602 (7th Cir.1973); Hampton v. Hanrahan, 600 F.2d 600 (7th Cir.1979), rev'd in part, 446 U.S. 754 (1980), remanded to 499 F. Supp. 640 (D.C.Ill.1980) .

Black Panther Party v. Smith, 661 F.2d 1243 (D.C. Cir.1981), judgment vacated and remanded with instructions to dismiss with prejudice, Smith v. Black Panther Party, 458 U.S. 1118 (1982).

In re Pratt, 112 Cal.App.3d 795 (Cal.App. 2 Dist.1980); Pratt v. Webster, 508 F.Supp. 751 (D.C.D.C.1981) (FOIA case); Pratt v. Webster, 673 F.2d 408 (D.C. Cir.1982); In re Pratt, 82 Cal.Rptr.2d 260 (Cal.App. 2 Dist.1999)

Wahad v. FBI, 131 F.R.D. 60 (S.D.N.Y.1990) (order denying FBI motion to protect informant's identity); Wahad v. FBI, 132 F.R.D. 17 (S.D.N.Y.1990) (affirms magistrate's rulings); Wahad v. FBI, 813 F.Supp. 224 (S.D.N.Y.1993) (Unsuccessful Bivens and § 1985 action); People v. Wahad, 154 Misc.2d 405 (N.Y.Sup.1993); Wahad v. City of New York, 1999 WL 608772 (S.D.N.Y.1999)

Conway v State, 289 A.2d 862 (Md.App.1972); cert denied 413 U.S. 920 (1973); Conway v. Hawkins, 506 F.2d 1397 (4th Cir. 1974) (table); cert denied 421 U.S. 989 (1975); Conway v. Smith, 163 F.3d 598 (4th Cir. 1998) (table).
Turco v. Allen, 334 F.Supp. 209 (D.C.Md., 1971)

Revolutionary Armed Task Force

U.S. v. Buck, 1986 WL 14970 (S.D.N.Y.1986) (order denying subpeona for FBI documents)

U.S. v. Ferguson, 548 F.Supp. 1390 (D.C.N.Y.1982); U.S. v. Ferguson, 758 F.2d 843 (2nd Cir.1985) cert denied, 474 U.S. 841 (1985).

U.S. v. Lumumba, 741 F.2d 12 (2nd Cir.1984)

U.S. v. Odinga, 576 F.Supp. 1038 (D.C.N.Y.1983)

U.S. v. Shakur, 560 F.Supp. 313 (D.C.N.Y.1983); U.S. v. Shakur, 570 F.Supp. 333 (D.C.N.Y.1983); U.S. v. Shakur, 570 F.Supp. 336 (D.C.N.Y.1983); U.S. v. Shakur, 656 F.Supp. 241 (S.D.N.Y.1987) (defendant released on bail); U.S. v. Shakur, 1988 WL 34828 (S.D.N.Y.1988)

Afro Set

Jones v. F.B.I., 41 F.3d 238 (6th Cir.1994) (FOIA case)

Revolutionary Action Movement

Ferguson v. F.B.I., 762 F.Supp. 1082 (S.D.N.Y.1991); Ferguson v. Kelley, 448 F.Supp. 919 (D.C.Ill.1978) (FOIA case); Ferguson v. Kelly, 455 F.Supp. 324 (D.C.Ill.1978)

Republic of New Afrika

U. S. v. James, 528 F.2d 999 (5th Cir.1976), rehearing denied, 532 F.2d 1054 (1976), cert denied 97 S.Ct. 382 (1976), rehearing denied 97 S.Ct. 770 (1977); affirmed in part and remanded U. S. v. Shillingford, 586 F.2d 372 (5th Cir.1978), petition for rehearing granted sub nom U. S. v. Henry, 611 F.2d 983 (5th Cir.1979) vacated and remanded United States v. Henry, 621 F.2d 763 (5th Cir.1980) (en banc); affirmed U. S. v. Henry, 680 F.2d 403 (5th Cir.1982); vacated for en banc reconsideration, 693 F.2d 31 (5th Cir.1982); U.S. v. Henry, 709 F.2d 298 (5th Cir.1983) en banc; petition for writ of certiori; cert denied Obadele v. Cockrell 122 S.Ct. 2304 (2002); cert denied Obadele v. Cockrell, 123 S.Ct. 498 (2002); cert denied, Obadele v. U.S., 124 S.Ct. 226 (2003), Obadele v. Kelley, 1988 WL 40282 (D.D.C.1988) (claims against added defendants dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction), Obadele v. U.S., 52 Fed.Cl. 432 (2002) (claims under Tucker and Civil Liberties Acts), affirmed, Obadele v. U.S., 61 Fed.Appx. 705 (Fed.Cir.2003), Republic of New Afrika v. F.B.I., 656 F.Supp. 7 (D.D.C.1985) (FOIA case)

All African Peoples' Revolutionary Party

U.S. v. Brown, 908 F.2d 968 (Table), 1990 WL 101946 (4th Cir.(Va.) 1990)

White Hate Groups

United Klans of America v. McGovern, 453 F.Supp. 836 (D.C.Ala.1978); United Klans of America v. McGovern, 621 F.2d 152 (5th Cir.1980)

New Left / Anti War

In Re Dellinger, 461 F.2d 389 (7th Cir.1972)

Hobson v. Wilson, 556 F.Supp. 1157 (D.C. Cir.1982); Hobson v. Wilson, 737 F.2d 1 (C.A.D.C.1984), cert. denied sub nom., Brennan v. Hobson, 105 S.Ct. 1843 (1985); Hobson v. Brennan, 625 F.Supp. 459 (D.D.C.1985); Hobson v. Brennan, 646 F.Supp. 884 (D.D.C.1986) (damages, includes DETPRO document as appendix); Hobson v. Brennan, 637 F.Supp. 173 (D.D.C.1986)

U.S. v. Whitehorn, 710 F.Supp. 803 (D.D.C.1989), rev'd on other grounds sub. nom. United States v. Rosenberg, 888 F.2d 1406 (D.C. Cir.1989)

Rosenfeld v. DOJ, 761 F.Supp. 1440 (N.D.Cal.1991) (FOIA case, University of California "campus files")

Struth v. F.B.I., 673 F.Supp. 949 (E.D.Wis.1987) (FOIA case)

Fonda v. Gray, 707 F.2d 435 (C.A.Cal.,1983)

Lemmer v. Arkansas Gazette Co., 620 F.Supp. 1332 (D.C.Ark.,1985)

Progressive Labor Party

United States Servicemen's Fund v. Eastland, 488 F.2d 1252 (D.C. Cir. 1973)

American Indian Movement

United States v. Banks, 368 F.Supp. 1245 (D.S.D., 1973); U. S. v. Banks, 374 F.Supp. 321 (D.C.S.D. 1974); U. S. v. Banks, 383 F.Supp. 368 (D.C.S.D. 1974)

Means v. Wilson, 383 F.Supp. 378 (D.C.S.D.1974), aff'd in part, rev'd in part in Means v. Wilson, 522 F.2d 833 (8th Cir.1975), cert denied 96 S. Ct. 1436 (1976); U. S. v. Means, 513 F.2d 1329 (C.A.S.D. 1975), United States v. Means, 409 F.Supp 115 (1976)

U. S. v. Peltier, 585 F.2d 314 (8th Cir.1978) cert. denied 440 U.S. 945 (1979) (affirming conviction); U. S. v. Peltier, 529 F.Supp. 549 (D.C.Cal.1982); United States v. Peltier, 553 F.Supp. 890 (D.N.D.1982); United States v. Peltier, 693 F.2d 96 (9th Cir.1982); United States v. Peltier, 731 F.2d 550 (8th Cir.1984); United States v. Peltier, 609 F.Supp. 1143 (D.N.D.1985); United States v. Peltier, 800 F.2d 772 (8th Cir.1986) (teletype which stated that recovered rifle had different firing pin than that in rifle seized at murder scene held to be merely cumulative in relation to evidence produced at trial and its admission would not have affected outcome of trial); Peltier v. Henman, 997 F.2d 461 (8th Cir.1993); U.S. v. Peltier, 189 F.Supp.2d 970 (D.N.D.2002); U.S. v. Peltier, 312 F.3d 938 (8th Cir.2002); Peltier v. Booker, 348 F.3d 888 (10th Cir.2003)

Janis v. Wilson, 385 F.Supp. 1143 (D.S.D. 1974), remanded, Janis v. Wilson, 521 F.2d 724 (8th Cir.1975)

US. v. Bear Runner, 502 F.2d 908 (8th Cir. 1974)

Wounded Head v. Tribal Council of Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, 507 F.2d 1079 (8th Cir. 1974)

Wounded Knee Legal Defense/Offense Committee v. Federal Bureau of Investigation, 507 F.2d 1079 (8th Cir. 1974)

United States v. Consolidated Wounded Knee Cases, 389 F. Supp. 235 (D.Neb. 1975), aff'd in part, rev'd in part sub nom. United States v. Dodge, 538 F.2d 770 (8th Cir. 1976), United States v. Cooper, 397 F.Supp. 277 (D.Neb.1975), aff'd in part, rev'd in part sub nom. United States v. Dodge, 538 F.2d 770 (8th Cir. 1976)

United States v. Red Feather, 392 F.Supp. 916 (D.S.D. 1975), aff'd sub nom. United States v. Casper, 541 F.2d 1275 (8th Cir. 1976)

United States v. Crow Dog, 399 F.Supp. 228 (N.D.Ia. 1975), United States v. Holder, 399 F.Supp 220 (D.S.D. 1975) , aff'd, United States v. Crow Dog, 532 F.2d 1182 (8th Cir. 1976), aff'd, United States v. Crow Dog, 537 F.2d 308 (8th Cir., 1976), United States v. Camp, 541 F.2d 737 (8th Cir. 1976)

In re Visitor, 400 F.Supp. 446 (D.S.D. 1975), affirmed, In re Long Visitor, 523 F.2d 443 (8th Cir. 1975)

United States v. Butler, 410 F.Supp. 942 (D.S.D. 1976), judgment vacated by U.S. v. Butler, 541 F.2d 730 (8th Cir.(S.D.), 1976)

U. S. v. Bissonette, 586 F.2d 73 (8th Cir.1978) (affirms conviction for harboring fugitive)

Lamont v. Haig, 590 F.2d 1124 (D.C. Cir.1978) (action to recover damages for occupation of Wounded Knee dismissed for lack of venue); Bissonette v. Haig, 776 F.2d 1384 (8th Cir.1985)� (military encirclement and aerial surveillance of Wounded Knee not unreasonable search and seizure of residents)

U. S. v. Jaramillo, 380 F.Supp. 1375 (D.C.Neb. 1974), appeal dismissed, U. S. v. Jaramillo, 510 F.2d 808 (C.A.Neb. 1975)

Price v. Viking Press, Inc., 625 F. Supp. 641 (D.Minn.1985) (FBI agent unsuccessfully sued author and publisher of book, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, for defamation); Price v. Viking Penguin, Inc., 676 F.Supp. 1501 (D.Minn.1988) ; Price v. Viking Penguin, Inc., 881 F.2d 1426 (8th Cir.1989)

More cases available at Native News Online.

CISPES

CISPES (Committee in Solidarity with People of El Salvador) v. F.B.I., 770 F.2d 468 (5th Cir.1985); Committee In Solidarity With The People of El Salvador (CISPES) v. Sessions, 738 F.Supp. 544 (D.D.C.1990); Committee In Solidarity With The People of El Salvador (CISPES) v. Sessions, 929 F.2d 742 (D.C. Cir.1991)

Alliance To End Repression v. City of Chicago, 561 F.Supp. 537 (D.C.Ill.1982), Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 91 F.R.D. 182 (N.D.Ill.1981), Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 561 F.Supp. 575 (N.D.Ill.), affirmed, Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 733 F.2d 1187 (7th Cir.1984), rehearing, Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 742 F.2d 1007 (7th Cir.1984), Spanish Action Committee of Chicago v. City of Chicago, 766 F.2d 315 (7th Cir.1985), Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 1985 WL 3300 (N.D.Ill. Oct 24, 1985), Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. v. City of Chicago, 1985 WL 3450 (N.D.Ill.1985), reconsidered, Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. v. City of Chicago, 1986 WL 2534 (N.D.Ill.1986), Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 627 F.Supp. 1044 (N.D.Ill.1985), Alliance To End Repression v. City of Chicago, 1986 WL 9762 (N.D.Ill.1986), order vacated, Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 820 F.2d 873 (7th Cir.1987), appeal after remand, Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 899 F.2d 582 (7th Cir.1990), rehearing denied (1990), Spanish Action Committee of Chicago v. City of Chicago, 811 F.2d 1129 (7th Cir.1987) , Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 840 F.2d 920 (7th Cir.1988) (table), appeal after remand, Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 899 F.2d 582 (7th Cir.1990), rehearing denied (1990), Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 1989 WL 88237 (N.D.Ill.1989) , Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 1989 WL 92030 (N.D.Ill.1989) , Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 1990 WL 115571 (N.D.Ill.1990), Alliance to End Repression v. Chicago CISPES, 1991 WL 117915 (N.D.Ill.1991) , Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 1991 WL 206056 (N.D.Ill.1991), reversed in part, vacated in part, Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 119 F.3d 472 (7th Cir.1997), Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 1992 WL 80527 (N.D.Ill.1992) , affirmed, Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 1992 WL 159495 (N.D.Ill.1992) , Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 1992 WL 296388 (N.D.Ill.1992)� , reversed, Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 119 F.3d 472 (7th Cir.1997) , Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 1994 WL 86690 (N.D.Ill.1994), Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 119 F.3d 472 (7th Cir.1997), Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 66 F.Supp.2d 899 (N.D.Ill.1999), reversed and remanded, Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 237 F.3d 799 (7th Cir.2001), Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 2000 WL 562480 (N.D.Ill.2000), Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 2000 WL 709482 (N.D.Ill.2000), reconsidered, Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 2000 WL 1367999 (N.D.Ill.2000), Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 2000 WL 709485 (N.D.Ill.2000), Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 2000 WL 1368004 (N.D.Ill.2000), Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 2000 WL 1947055 (N.D.Ill.2000), Alliance to End Repression v. City of Chicago, 2000 WL 1898594 (N.D.Ill.2000).

Earth First!

Mendocino Environmental Center v. Mendocino County, 14 F.3d 457 (9th Cir.1994), Mendocino Environmental Center v. Mendocino County, 192 F.3d 1283 (9th Cir.1999), plaintiffs appellate brief, defendants appellate brief.

More legal documents in Judi Bari v. FBI are available on the Judi Bari Website. Judi Bari v. FBI Trial Coverage appears in the Albion Monitor.

Other

Abramson v. FBI, 658 F.2d 806 (D.C. Cir.1980) ("name check summaries" of White House enemies, compiled for political, not law enforcement purposes, do not fall within FOIA exemption 7)

Handschu v. Special Services Div., 605 F.Supp. 1384 (D.C.N.Y.1985)(various political groups in class action § 1983 against NYPD; settlement required NYPD to change investigative policies), affirmed, Handschu v. Special Services Div., 787 F.2d 828 (2d Cir.1986)

Halkin v. Helms, 690 F.2d 977 (D.C. Cir.1982) (CIA CHAOS Program)

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