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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. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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 …

  5. Stop-And-Frisks At All-Time High

    Metro, February 14 2012 02/14/2012 - 16:15

    New data released by the New York City Police Department shows that police stopped and frisked more people in 2011 than any other year in history.  The police tactic has long been criticized…

  6. NDAA Does Not Comply With Constitution

    Homeland Security News Wire, February 8 201202/08/2012 - 16:53

    Shayana Kadidal, the senior managing attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, speaks with Homeland Security NewsWire’s executive editor Eugene K. Chow; Kadidal discusses the legal challenges of closing Guantanamo Bay, the…

  7. Federal Court to Decide Whether Former Abu Ghraib Prisoners Can Sue U.S. Contractors for Damages

    ABC News, February 3 2012 02/03/2012 - 16:00

    Eight years after the release of shocking photographs depicting detainee abuse in Iraq's famed Abu Ghraib prison, a federal appeals court in Virginia is grappling with whether former Iraqi prisoners can bring a…

  8. ACLU Sues To Force Release Of Drone Attack Records

    The Washington Post, February 1 2012 02/02/2012 - 16:13

    The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal court Wednesday to force the Obama administration to release records related to the killing of U.S. citizens in drone attacks in Yemen last year.…

  9. Florida Legislature Drops Anti-Videotaping Language

    Los Angeles Times, January 26 2012 01/27/2012 - 16:01

    The Florida legislature has dropped a controversial provision that would have made it a crime to photograph or videotape on agricultural facilities without consent.

  10. Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act Threatens Activism

    Jurist, January 23 2012 01/25/2012 - 14:11

    Will Potter, an independent journalist who specializes in the topic of eco-terrorism, says the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act classification of activists as terrorists threatens to end activism, in part to stem corporate profit loss.