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From Daniels v. City of New York, the case that led to the dismantling of the notorious NYPD Street Crimes Unit responsible for killing Amadou Diallo, to our upcoming Supreme Court case which aims to close down Guantánamo and restore habeas corpus, CCR’s work demonstrates unwavering commitment to progressive principles, people’s movements and human rights.
A comprehensive collection of CCR's active cases, this list can be ordered by date or case name, and filtered by the issues to which they relate.
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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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…