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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. Ex-Haitian strongman sentenced in NYC fraud scheme

    The Associated Press 11/07/2008 - 13:01

    A former Haitian paramilitary leader, Emmaneul Constant, was sentenced Tuesday to at least 12 years in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that cheated lenders out of $1.7 million.

  2. Cases Against Detainees Have Thinned

    The Washington Post 11/07/2008 - 12:49

    The government has begun to backpedal on charges placed against six Algerians who were accused of plotting to bomb the U.S. Embassy.

  3. Son Takes On Big Oil to Avenge Dad's Death

    NY Daily News 11/07/2008 - 12:42

    Ken Saro-Wiwa, with the help of the Center for Constitutional Rights, will sue Shell Oil over the execution of his father and other protestors thirteen years ago.

  4. A Brooklyn College Grad Experiences the Constitution in a Cage

    The Village Voice 11/07/2008 - 12:36

    For the past year, a 28-year-old Muslim American student, Sayed Fahad Hashmi—the first person extradited to the United States from Britain to face charges of terrorism—has been held at the Manhattan Correctional Center under conditions of confinement that…

  5. Canada urged to take in Algerian man stuck in legal limbo at Guantanamo Bay

    Canada Press 10/28/2008 - 18:05

    Montreal supporters of an an Algerian national who has been detained at Guantanamo Bay for nearly seven years without being charged are calling on Canada to take him in...

  6. 'Distinct' Risks if Uighurs Were Set Free in U.S.

    The Washington Times 10/28/2008 - 18:00

    The Bush administration believes that if released into the United States, the Uighurs would pose a risk to national security because of their detention.  

  7. Seventeen detainees picked up in Pakistan still in Gitmo

    Tallahassee Democrat 10/16/2008 - 16:50

    Plans to release the 17 Uighurs from Guantanamo are on hold as the US government attempts to block their release into the United States.

  8. Considering the War-Crimes Trial of the Bush

    The Village Voice   10/16/2008 - 16:36

    Over the weekend of September 13 and 14, a historic gathering in Andover, Massachusetts, took place and garnered little media attention. But at that two-day conference, serious plans were laid for a war-crimes trial of the Bush…

  9. Vince Warren Addresses the Need to Restore Constitutional

    International Business Times 10/13/2008 - 16:44

    Warren's "100 Days" talk is part of a larger CCR campaign designed tocommunicate the concerns of Americans through a series of white papers,videos, speaking tours and online activism, thus bringing Constitutionaland human rights issues into…

  10. Finally, Whistleblowers Report from the Inside on the NSA Program, by CCR Attorney Shayana Kadidal

    Huffington Post 10/13/2008 - 16:39

    One month after the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program was disclosed by the New York Times in December 2005, we sued to put an end to it. In the two and a half years since then,…