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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. Privatized Torture

    New York Times, May 14 2012 05/11/2012 - 00:00

    On Friday, May 11, 2012, a federal appellate court ruled that private military contractors allegedly complicit in torture at Abu Ghraib aren’t immune from prosecution. In post 9/11 America, that counts as a significant victory…

  2. Shedding Light on the Secret Pre-Trial of Bradley Manning

    Truthout, April 26 2012 04/26/2012 - 17:01

    With the threat of life in prison and the ideal of government transparency looming heavily in the background, Pfc. Bradley Manning's hired defense attorney and attorneys representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pressed…

  3. Bradley Manning: a Show Trial of State Secrecy

    Guardian, April 24 2012 04/25/2012 - 12:58

    CCR President Michael Ratner discusses Bradley Manning's April 24 hearing in one of the most important court martial cases in decades. The accused faces life in prison for the 22 charges against him,…

  4. Why the U.S. Government Must Release Information on al-Majalah Killings

    Huffington Post, April 17, 2012 04/19/2012 - 14:27

    CCR Executive Director Vince Warren explains that the CIA and Pentagon maintain lists of suspected terrorists to be targeted for killing and have these "kill lists" approved only by an internal executive process.…

  5. What's Next for Gitmo, Detainees and U.S. Handling of Terror Suspects?

    PBS NewsHour04/17/2012 - 12:13

    A decade after the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, began accepting prisoners, the debate continues over how the U.S. treats terror suspects. Jeffrey Brown discusses the ongoing issue of military detention …

  6. What's Next for Gitmo, Detainees and U.S. Handling of Terror Suspects?

    PBS NewsHour04/17/2012 - 12:11

    A decade after the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, began accepting prisoners, the debate continues over how the U.S. treats terror suspects. Jeffrey Brown discusses the ongoing issue of military detention …

  7. Lawyer for victims of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan again denied entry to US

    The Guardian, April 13 2012 04/14/2012 - 00:00

    A lawyer representing civilian victims of drone strikes in Pakistan has accused the US government of blocking his appearance at a conference in Washington this month by failing to grant him a visa.

  8. Judge Rules La. Sex Law Violates Offenders' Rights

    The Daily Comet, March 30 2012 04/05/2012 - 15:59

    A Louisiana law violates the constitutional rights of people who were required to register as sex offenders after they were convicted of soliciting oral or anal sex for money, a federal judge ruled…

  9. From Prejudice to Persecution: Some on the Religious Right Have Crossed the Line in the Anti-gay Crusade

    Huffington Post, March 30 201204/05/2012 - 15:10

    CCR Executive Director Vince Warren claims that what white American evangelicals are doing in Africa by talking to political and religious leaders about anti-gay legislation is the same thing they're doing in the U.S.:…

  10. Correspondence: The Center for Constitutional Rights vs. Jack Goldsmith

    The New Republic, March 21 201204/05/2012 - 14:48

    In a correspondence between Jack Goldsmith and CCR Legal Director Baher Azmy, Professor Goldsmith credits Michael Ratner and the Center for Constitutional Rights for initiating—and consistently sustaining—challenges to the Bush Administration’s Guantanamo Bay…