Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky and Lieberman: Legal Files Bulk, 1940-1985 1915-1992, (Bulk 1940-1985)

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Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky and Lieberman: Legal Files, Bulk, 1940-1985, 1915-1992, (Bulk 1940-1985)

Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky and Lieberman: Legal Files Bulk, 1940-1985 1915-1992, (Bulk 1940-1985)

The legal firm of Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky and Lieberman was a major force in civil liberties, civil rights and labor litigation from the 1950s through the 1990s. Senior partners Leonard Boudin and Victor Rabinowitz, along with Michael Standard, Michael Krinsky and Eric Lieberman, are associated with some of the most famous cases of the period, handling litigation and other legal work for Paul Robeson, Alger Hiss, James Peck, Dr. Benjamin Spock and many other notable figures. The firm represented numerous labor unions, most notably the American Communications Association, and assisted clients in passport cases, loss of employment and other legal matters arising from the targeting of individuals in government security investigations. The firm has been deeply involved in civil rights work and, during the Vietnam War, successfully defended, on First Amendment grounds, some of the leading opponents of the war, as well as draft resisters and conscientious objectors. The collection includes legal documents and background materials from many cases handled by the firm, as well as client files containing correspondence, reports, draft contracts and routine legal materials of all kinds. NOTE: This collection is housed offsite and advance notice is required for use.

116.25 linear feet; (117 boxes)

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Bond, Julian, 1940-2015

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Krinsky, Michael

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Hiss, Alger.

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Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913-

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Teachers' Union of the City of New York

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Lawyer. From the description of Oral history interview with Leonard Boudin, 1983. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309722236 ...

Dellinger, David T., 1915-2004

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Standard, Michael.

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