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From analysis and commentary by our experts to media coverage of our cases and reactions to breaking news stories, CCR is in the news and making news.

Press Releases

May 11, 2016, New York – The Center for Constitutional Rights is sad to release the following statement on the occasion of the passing of the Center’s president emeritus Michael Ratner: From Attica...

CCR in the News

March 8, 2016

Blog Post

The Israeli government is seeking immunity for former Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak in a civil lawsuit filed last October by the parents of Furkan Doğan , an American teenager killed on May 31, 2010 by Israeli commandos who violently raided a six-boat flotilla in international waters. The...
CCR Blog
May 24, 2016

CCR in the News

...“There’s a lot of skepticism or distrust that the criminal justice system as it exists in our country is really capable of holding police officers who break the law accountable for their crimes,” said Darius Charney, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights. “The evidence is pretty...
May 23, 2016

CCR in the News

The Obama administration is defending former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and his FBI director Robert Mueller III in the U.S. Supreme Court over claims they are liable for their roles in the roundup and detention of Muslim, Arab and South Asian men following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist...
May 23, 2016

Blog Post

Last September, in Ashker v. Governor of California , California prisoners reached an historic settlement agreement with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) that is bringing an end to indefinite solitary confinement in California prisons. The Settlement Agreement...
CCR Blog
Todd Ashker
May 19, 2016

CCR in the News

Uncles don’t fare terribly well in history or literature. From Creon to Claudius, Uncle Sam to Uncle Scar, the role of Father’s younger or Mother’s older brother tends to be a dubious one, shaded by jealousy, vengefulness, and a penchant for fratricide. There are exceptions, to be sure: Pip’s sweet...

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