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  1. High Court Accepts Guantanamo Uighur Case 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 2nd Circuit Hears Arguments on Wiretap Program

    NY Law Journal 10/14/2009 - 12:55

    A federal appeals panel heard arguments in CCR's case, Wilner v. National Security Agency. The CCR argued for a reversal of the decision dismissing the CCR's Freedom of Information Request regarding surveillance of Guantanamo attorney…

  7. Detainee's Lawyers to Get Interrogation Tapes

    Washington Post10/07/2009 - 00:00

    Videotapes that may reveal the abusive interrogation of Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohammed al-Qahtani  were ordered released by a federal judge. CCR attorney Gitanjali Gutierrez argues that statements he made following his torture were "tainted by…

  8. Police Challenged over Use of Sound Cannons During G-20 and for Wrongful Arrests

    Democracy Now! 10/06/2009 - 16:59

    CCR legal director Bill Quigley discusses police conduct at G20 protests.

  9. Supreme Court to Take Up PATRIOT Act with Review of Case on Humanitarian Assistance to Groups on Terror List

    Democracy Now! 10/06/2009 - 16:52

    Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of a controversial anti-terrorism law that makes it a crime to give any form of aid, including humanitarian assistance, to groups on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations. CCR attorney…

  10. Federal Judge Dismisses Police Harassment Claims by Activist Groups at Pittsburgh’s G-20

    Democracy Now! 10/06/2009 - 16:12

    The CCR represented Seeds of Peace and Three Rivers Climate Convergence charging that police used illegal searches, vehicle seizures, raids and detentions to discourage protests at the G20 Summit. A federal judge ruled against the…