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  1. New York Court Upholds Canadian Torture Case Dismissal

    FOX News 07/02/2008 - 18:36

    A US federal court will not be able to hear the case of Maher Arar, a client of the Center for Constitutional Rights who was sent to Syria by the US where he was tortured,…

  2. Arar's bid to sue U.S. rejected again

    Toronto Star 07/02/2008 - 18:32

    A US appeals court upheld the dismissal of the case of Maher Arar, a client of the Center for Constitutional Rights. Arar had been sent to Syria by the US where he was tortured,…

  3. Appeals court rejects Canadian's lawsuit against U.S. officials

    CNN 07/02/2008 - 17:15

    The lawsuit filed by Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen who was sent by the US to Syria and client of the Center for Constitutional Rights, was dismissed, despite his claims that he was deliberately rendered…

  4. Former Abu Ghraib detainees sue US contractors

    The Guardian 07/02/2008 - 17:07

    Men formerly held at Abu Ghraib and represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights have filed lawsuits against CACI and L-3, two US private security firms. You can access the full article here.

  5. Guantanamo Detainee to File Habeas Petition

    Washington Post 06/26/2008 - 14:14

    Mohammed Sulaymon Barre, a client of the Center for Constitutional Rights and detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, filed a habeas corpus petition in US federal court in Washington to challenge his detention.  Barre's resettlement options…

  6. Court: NSA can refuse to say if lawyers wiretapped

    Associated Press 06/26/2008 - 12:21

    In Wilner v. National Security Agency, a case involving attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Rights who believe their phones were wiretapped by the government, a federal judge ruled that the NSA does not need…

  7. Detainee fight gets bigger, costlier for long-battling Boston law firm

    The Boston Globe 06/25/2008 - 17:45

    The fight for detainees is costly and time consuming for Wilmer Hale law firm, part of the defense coordinated by the Center for Constitutional Rights. You can access the article here.

  8. Human rights group says it has proof of detainee abuse

    The Boston Globe 06/19/2008 - 17:37

    Medical evaluations done by Physicians for Human Rights on former Guantánamo Bay detainees, who were identified by the Center for Constitutional Rights, found evidence of injuries consistent with the alleged abuse. This means…

  9. Ruling lays path from Guantanamo to U.S. courts

    USA Today 06/18/2008 - 18:29

    The US Supreme Court granted detainees in the detention camp in Guantánamo Bay the legal right to challenge their detention in the Center for Constitutional Rights' case, Boumediene v. Bush. You can access the article here.

  10. Justices open US courts to detainees

    The Boston Globe 06/18/2008 - 18:22

    The 5-4 ruling by the US Supreme Court in the Center for Constitutional Rights' case Boumediene v. Bush that the US Constitution permits detainees in Guantánamo Bay to challenge their detentions is expected to trigger…