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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. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. Protesters Seek Access At Summit

    Wall Street Journal 10/06/2009 - 15:06

    CCR case promotes right to dissent, seeking permits for protesters at G20 summit.

  8. Judge Rules Pittsburgh Must Allow Protest at G20

    New York Times 10/06/2009 - 13:32

    In the CCR's case over the denial of permits to G20 protest groups, a judge ruled to grant permits to 3 of the groups and to permit the use of a park for a tent-city…

  9. Why Is Obama Still Using Blackwater?

    The Nation 10/06/2009 - 13:17

    Details pattern of abuses committed by members of Blackwater and the Obama administration's continued use of the security firm. CCR attorney Susan Burke comments on Blackwater abuses, specifically the practice of "night-hunting".

  10. Are Ex-Bush Officials Liable For Post-Sept. 11 Acts?

    NPR 10/06/2009 - 12:59

    Should former Bush Administration officials be held legally accountable for their actions? CCR executive director Vince Warren says that accountability is the best way to ensure that government employees will comply with the rule of…