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An up-to-date archive of major press coverage of CCR's work and opinion pieces. Articles are available either on the original publisher's site or as a PDF.

  1. Supreme Court Holds U.S. Rights Legacy in the Balance

    CNN, September 27, 201209/27/2012 - 00:00

    An argument before the Supreme Court on October 1 in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum will have enormous significance. The case concerns the torture of Ogoni leaders in Nigeria, but at stake is the future…

  2. Stop-and-Frisks Still on Pace to Reach 600,000 for Second Consecutive Year

    Politic365, September 20 2012 09/20/2012 - 00:00

    A report from the Center for Constitutional Rights details the human impact of stop-and-frisk incidents, which a spokesperson for the CCR says are technically on pace to reach over 600,000 for the second consecutive year.…

  3. The Face of Indefinite Detention

    New York Times, September 14 201209/14/2012 - 00:00

    BEFORE he died on Sept. 8, Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif had spent close to 4,000 days and nights in the American prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. He was found unconscious, alone in his…

  4. US Seeks to Block Challenge by Animal Rights Group

    Bloomberg Businessweek, August 30 2012 08/30/2012 - 14:01

    Five activists represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights sued the U.S. government last year, asking that the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act be struck down as unconstitutional.

  5. Julian Assange is Right to Fear US Prosecution

    Guardian, August 2 201208/02/2012 - 12:58

    As the drama unfolds over Julian Assange's bid for political asylum in Ecuador, a troubling irony has emerged: the besieged founder of WikiLeaks is seeking refuge in this small Andean nation because he fears persecution…

  6. Judge Issues Marching Orders for Electronic Records Search

    New York Law Journal, July 25 2012 07/26/2012 - 12:49

    "Rather than fully revisit old searches, the parties will need to work cooperatively to design and execute a small number of new, targeted searches," the judge said. "Custodians who should have searched their records but…

  7. Rights Groups Sues U.S. Government Over Targeted Killing Of Three Citizens

    NPR, July 12 2012 07/25/2012 - 15:01

    In a lawsuit filed today, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights allege the United States violated the constitution's guarantee of due process when it ordered the targeted killing of three…

  8. Obama’s Killings Challenged Again

    Salon, July 18 2012 07/25/2012 - 14:57

    The ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights this morning filed a lawsuit in federal court against several Obama officials, including Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and CIA Director David Petraeus. The suit is brought on…

  9. Families of US Citizens Killed in Drone Strike File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Guardian, July 18 2012 07/25/2012 - 14:52

    The killing of three US citizens, one a 16-year-old boy, in targeted drone strikes last year were unlawful and violated their constitutional rights by not affording them due process, according to a lawsuit filed by…

  10. Civil Rights Groups Sue U.S. for Killing of Americans Tied to al Qaeda

    CNN, July 18 2012 07/25/2012 - 14:48

    Two civil rights groups sued the CIA director, the defense secretary and two military commanders over two covert U.S. strikes that killed three Americans in Yemen last year.