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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. Immigrant Finds Path Out of Maze of Detention

    New York Times 10/06/2009 - 12:33

    Profile of a mentally ill immigrant's unjustly prolonged detention. The CCR and other civil liberties advocates argue that certain protections, including the appointment of counsel to anyone with a mental disability, should be provided for immigrants…

  2. Split Ruling for Protestors At Group of 20 Gathering

    New York Times 09/29/2009 - 10:49

    A federal judge orders Pittsburgh to allow a group's tent city protest during the G20 summit. CCR represented the groups that filed the the complaint.

  3. Welcome to the 'Club'

    The New York Times 07/29/2009 - 11:26

    Gates's arrest hits a nerve with black men.

  4. FDNY exam 'unfair'

    Newsday 07/29/2009 - 11:13

    The overwelmingly white New York City Fire Department used written recruitment exams that discriminated against Black and Hipanic job applicants, a Brooklyn federal judge ruled.

  5. Judge Finds Racial Bias In Recruiting by Fire Department

    The New York Times 07/24/2009 - 15:45

    New York City used tests that discriminated against Black and Latino applicants to the Fire Department and had little relation to firefighting, a federal judge in Brooklyn ruled, dealing a blow to the administration of…

  6. Attorney Shayana Kadidal on Democracy Now! Court Rules New York Fire Department Discriminates Against Black, Latino Applicants

    Democracy Now! 07/23/2009 - 15:22

    A federal judge has determined that the Fire Department of New York City used racially discriminatory hiring practices that unlawfully prevented hundreds of qualified African American and Latino applicants from joining the department. New York…

  7. Even after Ricci, FDNY is on the hook for discrimination

    New York Daily News 07/20/2009 - 10:41

    In light of the controversial Ricci case, the case against the FDNY for entrance exams which are discriminatory against Blacks and Latinos, which is being brought by the Vulcan Society and the Department of Justice,…

  8. Guantanamo Detainee: I Don't Want to Go Home

    Miami Herald 07/16/2009 - 13:11

    A Guantanamo detainee is so fearful of returning to his homeland that he is fighting U.S. plans to send him there.

  9. Shell Settlement a Sign of Hope for Corporate Accountability

    Los Angeles Daily Journal 07/07/2009 - 16:34

    The settlement last week of claims that Shell was complicit in the executions of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the other "Ogoni 9" in November 1995, as well as numerous other human rights violations, is another important…

  10. Who Are We?

    The New York Times 06/23/2009 - 12:39

    Op-ed columnist praises the Center for Constitutional Rights for being "committed to fairness, justice and the rule of law," while Obama maintains policies similar to those of his predecessor.