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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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.…

  4. 6 Uighurs Leave Guantanamo for Palau

    New York Times 11/03/2009 - 15:46

    Six Chinese Muslims were flown from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the Pacific island nation of Palau, as part of the Obama administration's effort to close the prison.  Three of the…

  5. U.S. to Pay $1.2 Million to 5 Detainees Over Abuse Lawsuit

    New York Times 11/03/2009 - 15:16

    The federal government is paying $1.2 million to settle the cases of five Muslim immigrants who sued over their detention and treatment in a Brooklyn jail after 9/11, when hundreds of noncitizens were rounded up…

  6. Appeals Court Rules Canadian Tortured After Rendition Cannot Sue United States

    Associated Press 11/03/2009 - 15:09

    Judges of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 7-4 to uphold a decision by a lower court judge dismissing a lawsuit brought by Maher Arar, a Syrian-born man who was detained in 2002…

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

  9. 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."

  10. 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.