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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. 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,…

  2. 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.

  3. The Drone That Killed My Grandson

    CCR client Nasser Al-Aulaqi in The New York Times07/18/2013 - 00:00

     "SANA, Yemen — I LEARNED that my 16-year-old grandson, Abdulrahman — a United States citizen — had been killed by an American drone strike from news reports the morning after he died. ..." Read the full…

  4. Jules Lobel: Pelican Bay prisoners trapped in inhumane conditions

    San Jose Mercury News07/15/2013 - 00:00

    "On Monday, 30,000 prisoners in the Security Housing Unit at Pelican Bay State Prison in California went on hunger strike to protest solitary confinement and security unit conditions -- risking their lives for the chance…

  5. The Days of Impunity for Vatican Officials Are Numbered

    Truthout06/25/2013 - 00:00

    by Pam Spees, Center for Constitutional Rights Staff Attorney Last week, for the first time ever, an international body asked questions about the Vatican’s handling of widespread and systemic rape and sexual violence.  Last Wednesday, survivors…

  6. City Council Has a Golden Opportunity to Stop Discriminatory Policing – Will It Do the Right Thing?

    Huffington Post06/24/2013 - 00:00

    by Nahal Zamani, Center for Constitutional Rights Advocacy Manager

  7. Obama's One-Way Mirror

    Truthout 06/17/2013 - 00:00

    by Shayana Kadidal, Center for Constitutional Rights Staff Attorney There is something very wrong with this picture: Today I am in a federal court arguing that the press and public have a right to have access…

  8. “I am not a sex offender” Archaic, discriminatory laws branded people for life... Now they're getting justice.

    Salon06/13/2013 - 00:00

     On the street since the age of 14, a girl became addicted to drugs. At 17, she was arrested for prostitution. Though there was no force and no minors involved, she was placed on the…

  9. Why you can’t sue the government for spying on you

    Salon06/10/2013 - 00:00

     Today, amid all the other news about the government’s vast surveillance network, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California dismissed a case brought seven years ago against the National Security Agency’s warrantless wiretapping program.…

  10. Should Americans Be Worried About the National Security Agency's Data Collection? - YES!

    U.S. News and World Report by Shayana Kadidal06/07/2013 - 00:00

     Revelations that the National Security Agency is collecting data, "on an ongoing, daily basis," on all domestic and foreign telephone calls made by Verizon customers should absolutely concern Americans. The Verizon order was issued under…