RE: proposed lawsuit in US Federal District Court, Washington, D.C.
** freedom of speech and association issues **
After six months of research I now believe that under the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), the US Constitution, and other relevant treaties and conventions, it should be possible to sue the Taiwan authorities in Federal District Court in Washington, D.C. for human rights violations against US citizens in Taiwan. In particular these violations involve freedom of speech and association issues – which result in the so-called “violation of purpose of residency” which the Taiwan authorities use to deport those foreigners who dare to speak out on various issues.
We have extensive written analysis to show that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act should not apply. We have also done extensive research on relevant US Supreme Court decisions.
My associates and I believe that due to Taiwan’s special status under the TRA, it should be possible to have concurrent jurisdiction to deal with this kind of problem in the US Courts. We have extensive analysis to back up this point of view, and currently have case and controversy.
We have searched through numerous legal resources on the internet, and made a number of inquiries, however we still have not located a suitable lawfirm in the Washington, D.C. area to deal with such matters. Hence, we feel that a recommendation by a member of the ORIENTED community might produce better results. Ideally the suitable lawyer candidate will have experience dealing with US Constitutional and Civil Rights issues.
Please reply in this forum or send me a private email with any leads which you think are worth pursuing.