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Ronald Dellums v Military Industrial Complex
by DJ Mouse
Tuesday Jul 31st, 2018 1:37 PM
remembering a stellar mayor and Armed Services chair...seated in the way of every war that came his way..from forcing the appointment of Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh in the Iran-Contra scandal to backing down the armed goons of even his own guard here in Oakland...to take the case of the Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey's murder out of the hands of the culprits ...and in the case of Oscar Grant helping put the first cop in jail for murdering one of us in state's history...
Ronald Dellums cause of action was denial of his constitutional right as a member of Congress to vote on the question of war on Nicaragua...
"The information plaintiffs provided the Attorney General was much more than mere "generalized allegations of wrongdoing" without factual support. Plaintiffs gave the Attorney General pages of names, dates, times and places in support of the claim that federal officials sponsored paramilitary expeditions against Nicaragua in violation of the Neutrality Act all as more fully detailed at page 1492, supra...The Court finds the Attorney General's conclusion that the information provided by plaintiffs was not "specific information of a federal offense `sufficient to constitute grounds to investigate'" to be unreasonable and wholly unsupported by the record. Consequently, the Court must set aside the Attorney General's determination and accompanying failure to act as unlawful. 5 U.S.C. § 706(2); see, e.g., Washington State Farm Bureau v. Marshall, 625 F.2d 296, 302 (9th Cir.1980). The *1505 law requires the Court to compel agency action unlawfully withheld or unreasonably delayed. 5 U.S.C. § 706(1); Environmental Defense Fund, Inc. v. Costle, 657 F.2d 275, 283 (D.C.Cir.1981)...Plaintiffs are entitled to an order requiring the Attorney General to conduct a preliminary investigation. See F.T.C. v. Anderson, 631 F.2d 741, 750 (D.C.Cir.1979)...Accordingly,..IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment is granted."