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CIVIL LIBERTIES DOCKET
Vol. I, No. 2
December, 1955
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TABLE OF CONTENTS


 
I.  EXERCISE OF FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS
10.  Freedom of Speech
20.  Freedom of Press
30.  Freedom of Religion
40.  Freedom of Assembly
100.  Freedom of Association—Governmental limitations on organizations
110.  Federal conspiracy indictments—Smith Act
120.  Federal seditious conspiracy indictments—18 USC 2384
130.  State anti-sedition indictment (post World War I statutes)
140.  Federal registration provisions—Internal Security Act of 1950
150.  Federal proceedings under Communist Control Act of 1954
160.  U. S. Attorney General's "listing" power under Executive Order 10450
165.  N.L.R.B. decertification of Unions
170.  State officials "listing" powers
180.  Other state actions against organizations
200.  Freedom of Association—Governmental limitations on individuals
201.  Federal membership indictments—Smith Act
210.  State anti-communist membership indictments
220.  "Loyalty-security" dismissals of government employees—UN, US, states, cities
222.  "Loyalty-security" indictments re application for government employment (18 USCA 1001)
225.  "Loyalty-security" less - than - honorable discharges from Armed Services
227.  "Loyalty-security" denials of veterans' disability payments
230.  "Loyalty-security" dismissals v. academic freedom
240.  Perjury indictments against trade union officials under Taft-Hartley oath
250.  "Loyalty-security" dismissals in private employment
255.  Denial of Unemployment Compensation
260.  Actions against attorneys based on alleged political associations
270.  Refusals to issue licenses on "loyalty-security" grounds
280.  Denial of passports on "loyalty-security" grounds
290.  Actions against the foreign-born based on alleged political associations
300.  Refusals to answer questions re political beliefs, affiliations,—contempt indictments
A.  FEDERAL CASES
301.  Before Congressional committees: based on First Amendment/no authority to ask
310.  Before Congressional committees: based on unwillingness to "inform"/lack of authority
320.  During trial: based on Fifth Amendment privilege/refusal to "inform"
330.  During deportation and denaturalization proceedings: lack of authority/refusal to "inform"
340.  Before Congressional committee: based on Fifth Amendment privilege
350.  Before Court or grand jury: based on Fifth Amendment privilege
351.  Federal Immunity Statute invoked
360.  Inability/refusal to produce records before Congressional Committees
370.  Inability/refusal to produce records before Court/grand jury
380.  Indictment for perjury before Congressional committees
B.  STATE CASES
390.  Before state official—based on First Amendment-equivalent
395.  Before state body—based on Fifth Amendment privilege-equivalent
396.  State Immunity Statute invoked
400.  Sanctions against individuals for refusals to answer
A.  BASED ON FLAT REFUSALS TO ANSWER
410.  Denial of public housing—Gwinn Amendment oath
420.  Actions against attorneys
430.  Loss of individual tax exemptions (Calif.)
440.  Attacks against academic loyalty oaths
B.  BASED ON CLAIM OF FIFTH AMENDMENT PRIVILEGE
450.  Refusal of honorable discharge from Armed Services
455.  Dismissal from government employment
460.  Dismissal from academic employment
470.  Dismissal from private employment
475.  Denial of unemployment compensation
480.  Disbarment of attorneys
 
II.  RIGHT TO FAIR PROCEDURES AND TRIAL—FOURTH, FIFTH, SIXTH, EIGHTH, AND FOURTEENTH AMENDMENTS
510.  Use of evidence illegally obtained—Fourth Amendment
511.  Wiretapping
520.  Right to indictment by grand jury of one's peers—Fifth Amendment
521.  Challenge based on presence of Government employees
522.  Challenge based mainly on absence of economic cross-section
523.  Challenge based mainly on absence of members of minority groups
525.  Grand jury procedures
527.  Right to jury trial—Fifth Amendment
530.  Police violence and coerced confessions—Fifth Amendment
540.  Due process—Fifth Amendment
545.  Due process—Actions against recanting witnesses
550.  Due process—Right to acquittal/new trial based on perjured testimony, new facts
552.  Right to speedy and public trial—Sixth Amendment
555.  Confrontation of witnesses—Sixth Amendment
560.  Indirect restrictions on right to counsel—Sixth Amendment
570.  Excessive bail/parole conditions—Eighth Amendment
580.  Cruel and unusual punishment and treatment—Eighth Amendment
585.  Extradition resulting in cruel and unusual punishment—Eighth Amendment
 
III.  EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS—CIVIL RIGHTS—FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT
A.  IN ELECTIONS
B.  IN EDUCATION
610.  Public elementary and high schools
615.  Suits by Negro teachers in connection with integration
620.  Colleges and universities
C.  IN HOUSING
630.  Public
640.  Private
D.  IN EMPLOYMENT
E.  IN PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS
660.  Recreational facilities
670.  Transportation
680.  Miscellaneous facilities
F.  IN FAMILY MATTERS
690.  Adoption and custody
692.  Marriage and divorce
G.  IN PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY
695.  Actions under Federal Civil Rights Act
696.  Actions under State statutes to suppress mob violence