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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

December 2, 2016, New York – Today, New York State released Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Blacklist of institutions that participate in Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) in support of Palestinian...
Center for Constitutional Rights Says President Lacks Authority to Detain Prisoner November 30, 2016, Washington – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a lawsuit challenging the...

CCR in the News

December 7, 2016

CCR in the News

On November 9, under a grey sky with light rain, I drove to federal court in Springfield, MA, to hear summary arguments in Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) vs. Scott Lively , a civil lawsuit in which Scott Lively, an American pastor, is being sued for aiding and abetting the persecution of LGBTI...
December 6, 2016

Blog Post

Thanks to Donald Trump, the concept of a “Muslim registry” has become part of the public political discourse. Well-meaning allies have promised that they will be among the first to sign up if such a registry is instituted. While this sentiment is important, it is crucial to understand that a Muslim...
CCR Blog
Sign: End Racial and Religious Profiling
December 6, 2016

CCR in the News

..."We've come a point where federal courts may say AUMF has lapsed. ...The practical circumstances on the ground are too different at this point from the aftermath of September 11th for the AUMF to continue to provide legal authority to detain anyone at Guantanamo. ...It's not 2004 anymore," said...
December 6, 2016

CCR in the News

Now that the International Criminal Court has found “reasonable basis to believe” that U.S. military forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan and at CIA black sites, a prominent human-rights attorney predicts action on the horizon. “Within a year or so, we could be seeing indictments,” said...
December 6, 2016

CCR in the News

...Shane Kadidal, a senior managing attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights , said: “There are two baseline constitutional tenets that he manages to screw up in 140 characters.” Scalia was among the judges in the case that established that flag burning is “constitutionally protected speech...

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