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  1. House Ban on ACORN Grants is Ruled Unconstitutional

    New York Times 12/15/2009 - 15:54

    The federal government must continue to provide grant money to the national community organizing group ACORN, a federal court ruled Friday, saying that the House violated the Constitution when it passed a resolution barring the…

  2. Behind missed Gitmo deadline: No one wants jailees

    Associated Press 11/19/2009 - 14:34

    President Barack Obama confirms he will miss January deadline to close Guantanamo prison — partly because he cannot persuade other nations to take the detainees.  With comment by Shayana Kadidal, senior managing attorney of the…

  3. Alleging Unconstitutional Targeting, ACORN Sues US Gov’t Over Defunding Vote

    Democracy Now11/13/2009 - 16:25

    The anti-poverty group ACORN, represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights, has filed a lawsuit against the US government that accuses Congress of punitively targeting the organization. In September, the Senate and the House voted…

  4. Acorn Sues Over Funding Vote in House

    Wall Street Journal 11/12/2009 - 13:56

    The Center for Constitutional Rights is representing ACORN in a suit charging that the congressional resolution to defund ACORN is unconstitutional.

  5. Acorn Sues Over Funding Vote in House

    New York Times 11/12/2009 - 13:45

    The CCR filed a lawsuit on behalf of the community group Acorn, charging that the Congressional Resolution to bar federal funding for the group is unconstitutional because it constitutes a legislative determination of guilt without…

  6. Justice Denied After Seven Years of Pain and Struggle

    Los Angeles Daily Journal 11/10/2009 - 13:43

    A Judicial remedy is denied to Maher Arar, victim of the US extraordinary rendition program.

  7. Italian Court Levies Judgment on U.S. Rendition Program

    ABC News 11/05/2009 - 14:31

    US “extraordinary rendition” was essentially put on trial for the first time - in Italy - and this week the court rendered a guilty verdict.  This is the second major decision to come down this…

  8. Full Circuit Denies Claims Over Rendition

    New York Law Journal 11/04/2009 - 16:16

    A Canadian engineer who claims he was sent by the United States to Syria to be tortured in 2002 cannot sue U.S. officials in federal court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said yesterday in…

  9. Appeals Court Rejects Suit by Canadian Man Over Detention and Torture Claim

    New York Times 11/04/2009 - 16:12

    A federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled on Monday that Maher Arar, a Canadian man who claimed that American officials sent him to Syria in 2002 to be tortured, cannot sue for damages because Congress…

  10. Appeals Court Rules in Maher Arar Case: Innocent Victims of Extraordinary Rendition Cannot Sue in US Courts

    Democracy Now 11/03/2009 - 16:09

    Maria LaHood, Maher Arar’s attorney and senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, speaks on Democracy Now about the federal court of appeals dismissal of Canadian citizen Maher Arar’s case against US officials.…