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  1. Obama DOJ Adopts Bush Position in Torture Cases

    The Washington Independent 10/15/2009 - 12:42

    When he took office, President Obama made clear that torture is illegal and that the United States would not abuse detainees in its custody.  But when it comes to those tortured during the Bush administration the Obama administration…

  2. Inmates' Families Sue Over Collect-Call Fees

    Newsday 10/14/2009 - 13:38

    Long Island families represented by the CCR are seeking to prevail in a lawsuit that could result in the state returning to them tens of millions of dollars for what families say are exorbitant phone…

  3. Obama Administration Accused Again of Concealing Bush-Era Crimes

    Truthout 10/14/2009 - 13:09

    Obama Administration rhetoric on government transparency has not led to significant changes in actual policy. The administration has continued to argue for secrecy in the courtroom, most recently in the CCR's case, Wilner v. National…

  4. 2nd Circuit Hears Arguments on Wiretap Program

    NY Law Journal 10/14/2009 - 12:55

    A federal appeals panel heard arguments in CCR's case, Wilner v. National Security Agency. The CCR argued for a reversal of the decision dismissing the CCR's Freedom of Information Request regarding surveillance of Guantanamo attorney…

  5. Detainee's Lawyers to Get Interrogation Tapes

    Washington Post10/07/2009 - 00:00

    Videotapes that may reveal the abusive interrogation of Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohammed al-Qahtani  were ordered released by a federal judge. CCR attorney Gitanjali Gutierrez argues that statements he made following his torture were "tainted by…

  6. Police Challenged over Use of Sound Cannons During G-20 and for Wrongful Arrests

    Democracy Now! 10/06/2009 - 16:59

    CCR legal director Bill Quigley discusses police conduct at G20 protests.

  7. Supreme Court to Take Up PATRIOT Act with Review of Case on Humanitarian Assistance to Groups on Terror List

    Democracy Now! 10/06/2009 - 16:52

    Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of a controversial anti-terrorism law that makes it a crime to give any form of aid, including humanitarian assistance, to groups on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations. CCR attorney…

  8. Federal Judge Dismisses Police Harassment Claims by Activist Groups at Pittsburgh’s G-20

    Democracy Now! 10/06/2009 - 16:12

    The CCR represented Seeds of Peace and Three Rivers Climate Convergence charging that police used illegal searches, vehicle seizures, raids and detentions to discourage protests at the G20 Summit. A federal judge ruled against the…

  9. Police Harassment Greets G-20 Protesters

    The Nation 10/06/2009 - 15:32

    The Center for Constitutional Rights presented arguments before US District Court Judge Gary Lancaster describing a pattern of unconstitutional searches and seizures on the part of local law enforcement against protest groups at the G20 Summit.

  10. Initial court appearances for New Orleans criminal suspects often short on information, researchers say

    The Times-Picayune 10/06/2009 - 15:24

    Defendants coming through Orleans Parish criminal court often don't receive an informed determination of whether police had evidence to justify their arrest, as required by federal and state law, the CCR argued in a brief filed this…