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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. Pelican Bay: Solitary confinement is pure torture

    San Jose Mercury News09/25/2013 - 00:00

     "On Thursday a federal judge will consider whether a lawsuit challenging long-term solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison should be certified as a class action. Filed on behalf of 10 prisoners who have been…

  2. I 'Got Snatched': Daniel McGowan's Bizarre Trip Through America's Prison System

    Huffington Post 09/13/2013 - 15:22

     ... According to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of a number of prisoners, the CMUs are analogous to solitary confinement -- an "experiment in social isolation" that allows corrections officials…

  3. Calls for Iraq War Accountability amid Syria Debate

    FireDogLike by Laura Raymond09/13/2013 - 00:00

     "As the country has been debating military intervention in Syria, the airwaves and blogosphere, conversations on the street and phone calls to Congress have rightly been filled with talk of the catastrophe caused by the…

  4. U.S. militarism does not advance human rights, by CCR Legal Director Baher Azmy08/30/2013 - 00:00

     "Evidence of chemical weapons attacks on civilian populations in Syria last week added a barbarous dimension to an already heart-wrenching humanitarian disaster that has been unfolding in Syria over the past two years. The Obama…

  5. The barbaric treatment of a true patriot, by CCR Executive Director Vincent Warren08/21/2013 - 00:00

    "It has been a very bad week for democracy. In particular, it has been a bad week for Americans who have placed the right of the people to know what their government is doing above…

  6. As Critics United, Stalled Battle Against Frisking Tactic Took Off

    The New York Times, J. David Goodman08/14/2013 - 13:48

    As the Police Department performed a mounting number of stops on New York streets, voices of opposition, slow and scattershot, struggled to be heard. Complaints, mostly from minority areas, never quite coalesced into a movement. Police…

  7. Stop-and-Frisk Practice Violated Rights, Judge Rules

    The New York Times, Joseph Goldstein08/12/2013 - 11:44

    In a repudiation of a major element in the Bloomberg administration’s crime-fighting legacy, a federal judge has found that the stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of minorities in…

  8. Worldwide Support Grows for Iraq Human Rights Hearing

    Truthout, Laura Raymond and Leah Todd07/29/2013 - 00:00

    "As toxins from US munitions and the burn pits the US military used to dispose of waste linger in Iraqi cities and villages, doctors and human rights advocates are reporting unprecedented and widespread medical problems…

  9. The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act Rebrands Constitutionally Protected Behavior as Terrorism

    Truthout, CCR client Sarahjane Blum07/27/2013 - 00:00

    "On Monday, June 22, the Center for Constitutional Rights appealed the dismissal of a federal lawsuit that bears my name, Blum v.Holder and challenges the constitutionality of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA). Last March,…

  10. War on terror: Life, death and drones

    L.A. Times, Judge John J. Gibbons07/19/2013 - 00:00

     "On Friday, a federal judge in Washington will hear a challenge to the Obama administration's approach to targeted killings. I find myself frustrated by how little progress we've made. ..." Read the full piece here.