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January 18, 2017

CCR in the News

Today (January 18), the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Ziglar v. Abbasi, a major religious and ethnic profiling case . The central legal question in Ziglar is whether high-ranking officials in the Bush administration can be held responsible for profiling, rounding up and...
January 18, 2017

Blog Post

Today, CCR Senior Staff Attorney Rachel Meeropol is arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in CCR’s case, Ziglar v. Abbasi (formerly Turkmen v. Ashcroft ) . Filed against Bush administration officials for the post-9/11 round ups of Muslim, Arab, and South Asian men and the last case heard under the...
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Protesters oustide the Supreme Court
January 18, 2017

CCR in the News

Fifteen years ago, after the Sept. 11 attacks, I was swept up with lots of other Muslim, Arab and South Asian men, held in immigration detention for months in isolation, beaten and harassed. I later learned that these sweeps, and the targeting of men like me, were ordered by officials at the...
January 18, 2017

CCR in the News

It was September 2001, two weeks after 19 Muslim hijackers carried out the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history. Federal authorities never found any connection between Abbasi, a 28-year-old yellow-taxi driver from Pakistan, and the terrorists. But like hundreds of other Arab and South Asian men...
January 17, 2017

Blog Post

As President Obama’s terms in office come to an end, eight years after he entered office he has yet to deliver on one of his most prominent campaign promises: to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay. He is now poised to leave it to the next administration. Though the prison was opened under President...
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Obama's Guantanamo book cover

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