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  1. An Executive Power to Kill?

    The New York Review of Books, March 6 2012 03/06/2012 - 13:36

    According to Attorney General Eric Holder, the President of the United States can order the killing of US citizens, far from any battlefield, without charges, a trial, or any form of advance judicial approval.…

  2. The Right Thing To Do

    New York Times, February 29, 2012 02/29/2012 - 16:12

    Vince Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, discusses how the Alien Tort Statute often provides the only way for a victim of human rights abuses committed abroad to see justice. …

  3. The Constitution Versus Ray Kelly

    The Village Voice, February 29 201202/29/2012 - 16:06

    What has now become a national story is the Associated Press's month-long investigations, including internal NYPD documents, that reveal the extent to which Ray Kelly's Intelligence Division in alliance with the CIA …

  4. The Question Before the US Supreme Court in Kiobel v Shell

    The Guardian, February 28 2012 02/29/2012 - 15:33

    Peter Weiss, Vice President of the Center for Constitutional Rights discusses Kiobel v Royal Dutch Petroleum, in which a group of Nigerians claim that they or their relatives have been the victims of…

  5. Can Corps Accused of Abetting Torture Abroad Be Sued in U.S. Courts?

    ABC News, February 28, 2012 02/28/2012 - 16:43

    On Tuesday, February 28, the Supreme Court will hear a challenge brought by 12 Nigerian plaintiffs who say a Shell oil subsidiary aided and abetted acts of murder, rape and systematic torture by…

  6. Supreme Court to Weigh Torture Lawsuits Against Corporations

    Los Angeles Times, February 26 2012 02/26/2012 - 17:03

    Two years ago, the Supreme Court said corporations were like people and had the same free-speech rights to spend unlimited sums on campaigns ads. Now, in a major test of human rights law,…

  7. Should Corporations Have More Leeway To Kill Than People Do?

    The New York Times, February 24 2012 02/24/2012 - 15:22

    Peter Weiss, Vice President of the Center for Constitutional Rights, discusses an upcoming Supreme Court case with many potential ramifications for American and international law, and for corporate responsibility for human rights…

  8. The Scandal of Michigan's Emergency Managers

    The Nation, February 15 2012 02/21/2012 - 16:28

    Multiple efforts are under way to rid Michigan of PA 4. The first is a lawsuit brought in June 2011 by the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice and the Center…

  9. Time To Stop The NYPD's 'Stop-and-Frisk'

    The Guardian, February 15 2012 02/16/2012 - 17:28

    'Stop-and-frisk', an American epidemic, has become acceptable by local police forces to view black and Latino males in inner cities as criminals first, and as citizens maybe. According to records, stop-and-frisk has not…

  10. NYPD's Stop-and-Frisks Reach Record Highs

    WNYC, February 14 2012 02/14/2012 - 16:23

    The NYPD conducted 684,330 stops in 2011, the highest number on record since the City Council started collecting stop-and-frisk data in 2002. Darius Charney of the Center for Constitutional Rights, which is suing …