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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. A Rosenberg Takes on the Government, this Time Using the Law as a Means of Protest

    The New York Times10/12/2007 - 13:49

    Profile article on Rachel Meerpol, a lawyer for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents Muslim immigrants suing the U.S.

  2. Prison Families Win Demands Against Unjust Telephone Contract

    Our Times Press10/12/2007 - 13:41

    The New York State Court of appeals will allow a lawsuit filed by CCR to proceed, which challenges the constitutionality of the NYSDOCS prison telephone contract.

  3. Suit Over Fees For Inmates' Phone Calls is Revived

    The New York Times10/12/2007 - 13:39

    A ruling by the State Court of Appeals overturned decisions by lower courts and ruled that a lower court must hear a suit filed by families of inmates, alleging that the state illegally charged exorbitant…

  4. Finally, The Right Call

    NY Daily News10/12/2007 - 13:37

    Spitzer stops phone companies and state from ripping off N.Y. inmates' families.

  5. Spitzer: Inmate Calls Will Cost Families Less

    Times Union10/12/2007 - 13:35

    Governor Eliot Spitzer says excessive telephone charges paid by the families of state inmates will be reduced by April to the cost of regular calls.

  6. NY Families Victims of Monopoly Contract and Backdoor Tax

    The Immigrant's Journal10/12/2007 - 13:30

    DOCS's monopoly contract with MCI charge the families of prisoners up to 630% more than average consumer rates to accept collect calls from inmates.

  7. Suit Targets Warrantless Wiretaps

    The Los Angeles Times10/12/2007 - 13:24

    A civil liberties group filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department and the National Security Agency in New York, claiming that the U.S. illegally spied on 16 lawyers representing Guantanamo Bay detainees.

  8. The State Secret Priviledge and Executive Misconduct

    Jurist-Legal News and Research10/12/2007 - 13:22

    The U.S. government filed a motion to dismiss a CCR lawsuit against the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping program.

  9. For His Eyes Only: Bush's Secret Crimes

    The Nation10/12/2007 - 13:20

    On behalf of the Bush administration, the Justice Department claims that efforts to challenge the US domestic wiretapping program constitutes a threat to national security.

  10. Magistrate Rules that Government Must Reveal Monitoring

    The New York TImes10/12/2007 - 13:18

    Federal magistrate in Brooklyn ruled that lawyers defending Ashcroft and other top officials must answer the question of whether or not the U.S. trial team and likely witnesses were aware of secret government monitoring of…