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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. Parallel Justice System Could Become Obama Legacy

    Washington Independent 10/29/2009 - 12:30

    In signing the Defense Authorization Act, President Obama confirmed Wednesday that he plans to keep the controversial military commissions alive. With comment by Center for Constitutional Rights Executive Director Vincent Warren.

  2. Judge Rejects Blackwater Attempt to Dismiss Cases Filed by Iraqi Victims

    Democracy Now! 10/27/2009 - 13:09

    A federal judge has rejected a series of arguments by lawyers for the private military contractor Blackwater who were seeking to dismiss five war crimes cases brought by Iraqi victims against the company and its…

  3. Back & Forth - Bill Quigley

    Time Magazine 10/27/2009 - 12:29

    In response to Louisiana justice Keith Bardwell's refusal to wed an interracial couple, CCR director Bill Quigley comments, "Maybe he's worried the kids will grow up and be president."

  4. Judge Refuses to Dismiss War Crimes Case Against Blackwater

    The Nation 10/23/2009 - 12:12

    A federal judge rejected security firm Blackwater/Xe's arguments for dismissal in a CCR case charging the firm with war crimes.

  5. Justice to Hear Detainee Appeal

    Los Angeles Times 10/22/2009 - 11:59

    The Supreme Court set the stage Tuesday for another clash with the president -- this time Barack Obama instead of George W. Bush -- over detainees in the war on terrorism and whether a judge can…

  6. High Court Accepts Guantanamo Uighur Case

    CNN.com 10/21/2009 - 12:07

    The Supreme Court tentatively agreed Tuesday to accept an appeal from a group of native Chinese Muslims, represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights, who had asked to be released into the United States from…

  7. Man's halt of interracial marriage sparks outrage

    Washington Post 10/20/2009 - 13:54

    When a Louisiana Justice of the Peace refused to marry and interracial couple, CCR attorney Bill Quigley spoke out against this injustice, arguing that "Racial discrimination has been a violation of Louisiana and U.S. law for…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…