Jabara vs. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) [subseries]
The Jabara vs. FBI subseries consists mainly of court documents stemming from the lengthy trial that spanned the administration of several FBI directors, including L. Patrick Gray, Clarence M. Kelley, and William H. Webster. Jabara filed this case against the FBI, asserting that the FBI's investigation of him not only violated his fourth amendment rights, but also a provision of the Privacy Act. The investigation, which began in 1967, was the result of Jabara's interest and involvement in Arab causes. It included physical surveillance, inspection of bank records, warrantless electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA), and third-party interviews. The files contain a large amount of correspondence, including that between Jabara and John H.F. Shattuck, his ACLU lawyer. Jabara eventually won his case against the FBI in 1984.
Background Information 1971-1982
Case No. 80-1391 Jabara vs. William H. Webster et al.,1980-1981
Case No. 82-1682 Jabara vs. William H. Webster et al. (Supreme Court Case) 1982-1983
Case No. 39065 Jabara vs. Directors' L. Patrick Gray, Clarence M. Kelley, William H. Webster
Bank Disclosure Legislation (H.B. 5237) 1975-1976
Court Documents 1972-1983
Court Documents (cont.) 1972-1983
Jabara's FBI File 1968-1975
(4 folders) [restricted; requires written permission of the donor]
Jabara vs. Manufacturer's National Bank of Detroit
The Jabara vs. Manufacturer's National Bank of Detroit subseries documents Jabara's concern that his activities were being observed and investigated by government agencies. By chance, he learned that the Manufacturer's Bank had inquired about accounts held by him at one of its branches. Upon suing the bank, Jabara discovered that this request had been prompted by an FBI inquiry, which then led to his suit against the FBI. Materials in these files include court documents and Jabara's correspondence with bank management.