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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. Opinion: $2M settlement is a cop wakeup call

    NY Daily News 08/20/2008 - 15:06

    "[On the morning of April 7, 2003] police immediately cordoned off the street and allowed no one to enter or leave.  Then, without any announcement, they started arresting all the protesters on trumped-up charges.  This…

  2. One Protest, 52 Arrests and a $2 Million Payout

    New York Times 08/20/2008 - 14:59

    "The city has agreed to pay $2,007,000 to end a lawsuit brought by 52 people who were swept up in a mass

  3. U.S. Appeals Court to Rehear Case of Deported Canadian

    New York Times 08/18/2008 - 16:54

    A federal appeals court in New York will take the unusual step of rehearing Maher Arar's case which it decided in June.  Mr. Arar is a CCR client who was detained at Kennedy Airport in…

  4. Tactic Used After It Was Banned

    Washington Post 08/08/2008 - 15:38

    At least 17 detainees in Guantanamo Bay were subjected to the banned "frequent flyer" treatment where they were moved repeatedly from cell to cell to cause sleep deprivation prior to interrogations, causing concern that clients…

  5. Guantanamo detainee petitions rights panel over torture

    AFP 08/07/2008 - 16:39

    The Center for Constitutional Rights has filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to investigate the torture that Djamel Ameziane experianced while in US custody. You can access the full article here.

  6. Questions remain despite conviction of ex-bin Laden driver

    Chicago Tribune 08/07/2008 - 16:36

    CCR attorney, Shayana Kadidal, comments on the lack of finality and legal significance in the military commission that convicted Salim Ahmed Hamdan. You can access the full article here.

  7. Former Haitian Militia Chief Guilty of Fraud

    New York Times 07/28/2008 - 13:09

    Toto Constant was declared guilty of mortgage fraud, leaving the Center for Constitutional Rights hopeful that convictions for human rights violations will follow. You can access the full article here.

  8. U.S. rejects Arar probe

    Reuters 07/28/2008 - 12:20

    Attorney General Mukasey rejected the request for an investigation into the rendition of Center for Constitutional Rights' client, Maher Arar. You can access the full article here.

  9. Administration Calls for Action on Detainees

    New York Times 07/28/2008 - 12:13

    After the Center for Constitutional Rights' major victory in Boumediene v. Bush, the Bush administration is trying to prevent the courts from moving forward with the Guantanamo detainees' habeas petitions by getting Congress to involve…

  10. Mukasey: Congress should set rules for detainees

    Associated Press 07/28/2008 - 12:07

    While Attorney General Mukasey wants Congress to establish the rules for the habeas trials of Guantanamo detainees, the Center for Constitutional Rights points out that this is only another diversion that would prevent the courts…