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The Supreme Court will hear CCR's case Al Odah v. U.S. this term.

Between current and past cases we have approximately 150 case descriptions available here. This list can be ordered by date or name, and filtered by the issues to which they relate.

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  1. U.S. v. SHAC 7

    United States v. Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (“SHAC7”) (amicus) In support of animal rights activists convicted of violating the Animal Enterprise Protection Act (AEPA) for website postings and organizing demonstrations. In October 2007, CCR filed an amicus…

  2. U.S.A. v. Buddenberg

    U.S.A. v. Buddenberg is a federal prosecution of four animal rights activists in California—being referred to as the AETA 4—for conspiracy to commit "animal enterprise terrorism." The four were charged with a course of conduct…

  3. United States of America and Vulcan Society, Inc. v. City of New York

    United States, et al. v City of New York is a federal class action lawsuit originating from Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges filed by CCR on behalf of the Vulcan Society and three individual…

  4. United States of America v. Osama Awadallah

    United States of America v. Osama Awadallah is a lawsuit in which the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) defended Osama Awadallah against charges that he made two false material declarations before a grand jury.

  5. United States v. Ahmed Abdel Sattar, et al. (amicus)

    United States v. Ahmed Abdel Sattar, et al. is a case in which Lynne Stewart, a criminal defense attorney who represented Sheikh Abdel Rahman, was indicted on April 9, 2002, for providing "material support" to…

  6. United States v. Banks and Means (Wounded Knee)

    United States v. Banks and Means is a 1974 case in which the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) defended American Indian sovereignty at Wounded Knee and represented leaders in the American Indian movement charged with…

  7. United States v. Berkan

    United States v. Berkan is a criminal case in which the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) challenged the arrests of four protestors of the U.S. Navy bombing of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

  8. United States v. Brett Bursey

    United States v. Brett Bursey is an appeal brief charging the Secret Service with violating its own regulations in order to keep protesters far removed from the President and the press.

  9. United States v. Camilo E. Mejia-Castillo

    United States v. Camilo E. Mejia-Castillo is a petition filed on Mr. Mejia's behalf requesting review by the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  Mr. Mejia seeks reversal of his conviction, restoration…

  10. United States v. Dellinger

    United States v. Dellinger is a criminal case in which the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) challenged the Justice Department’s misuse of the grand jury process in conducting its investigation of the protests during the…

  11. United States v. Maria del Scorro Pardo de Aguilar (1985)

    United States v. Maria del Scorro Pardo de Aguilar is a case in which the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) defended sanctuary workers – members of church groups who provided shelter, medical care, and protection…

  12. United States v. Mehanna

    CCR filed an amicus brief in a criminal case on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in support of the reversal of Defendant-Appellant Tarek Mehanna’s conviction for material support.  CCR’s…

  13. United States v. Union Nacional de Trabajadores

    United States v. Union Nacional de Trabajadores is a lawsuit that came out of National Labor Relations Board v. Union Nacional de Trabajadores, which was filed on behalf of the Puerto Rican Union Nacional de…

  14. United States v. United States District Court

    United States v. United States District Court is a case in which the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) argued against the Justice Department and Nixon administration’s warrantless wiretapping of U.S. citizens.

  15. Veterans Peace Convoy v. Schultz

    Veterans Peace Convoy v. Schultz is a case in which the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) represented a veterans’ group that had been stopped at the border when it tried to leave the United States…

  16. Wallace v. Kern

    Wallace v. Kern is a class action lawsuit filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the National Lawyers Guild on behalf of seven indigent inmates awaiting trial in the Brooklyn House of Detention…

  17. Walton v. NYSDOCS

    Walton v. NYSDOCS is a class action lawsuit filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) challenging the constitutionality of the State’s monopoly telephone contract with MCI/Verizon, which forced family members and friends of prisoners…

  18. Weinbaum v. Cuomo

    Weinbaum v. Cuomo is a case which asserted that separate and unequal funding of higher education existed in New York State.

  19. Wilner v. National Security Agency (NSA)

    Wilner v. NSA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records of any NSA surveillance gathered on 23 attorneys who represent detainees at Guantánamo.

  20. Witt v. Department of the Air Force (amicus)

    Witt v. Department of Defense is a federal lawsuit that challenges the Air Force's "don't ask, don't tell" policy that discriminates against LGBT members of the military.

  21. Wiwa et al v. Royal Dutch Petroleum et al

    Wiwa v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, Wiwa v. Anderson, and Wiwa v. Shell Petroleum Development Company are three lawsuits brought against the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and Shell Transport and Trading Company (Royal Dutch/Shell), the head…

  22. Wright v. Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, et al.

    Wright v. Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, et al. is a federal civil rights lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of Judge Bruce Wright’s transfer to civil court and sought to enable his return to criminal court.

  23. Xuncax v. Gramajo

    Xuncax v. Gramajo and Ortiz v. Gramajo are two civil damages suits filed against former Defense Minister of Guatemala Hector Gramajo that charged him with the murder, torture, and false imprisonment of Guatemalans when he…

  24. Xuncax v. Gramajo and Ortiz v. Gramajo

    Xuncax v. Gramajo and Ortiz v. Gramajo are two civil damages suits filed against former Defense Minister of Guatemala Hector Gramajo that charged him with the murder, torture, and false imprisonment of Guatemalans when he…

  25. Zalita v. Obama

    Abdul Ra’ouf Ammar Mohammad Abu Al Qassim is a Libyan refugee who was detained in Guantánamo for nearly eight years. His habeas corpus petition was under the name Zalita v. Obama. The U.S. government determined very…