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  1. 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…

  2. 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".

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. Welcome to the 'Club'

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

    Gates's arrest hits a nerve with black men.

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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,…