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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. Basis for offshore prison is undercut

    Los Angeles Times 06/18/2008 - 18:02

    Supreme Court ruling in the Center for Constitutional Rights' case upholds detainee rights and eliminates the main reason for putting foreign prisoners in the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.  You can access the article here.

  2. They fight to revisit home

    The Boston Globe 06/18/2008 - 17:49

    The Center for Constitutional Rights has signed on to support a lawsuit in Vermont over a 3-year travel restriction for Cubans to visit Cuba.  You can access the article here.

  3. Case Against 9/11 Detainee Is Dismissed

    The New York Times 06/18/2008 - 17:35

    The Pentagon official in charge of war crimes cases dismissed charges against the Center for Constitutional Rights' client, Mohammed al Qahtani, likely because of the abuse he endured while held at the United States detention…

  4. Lawyers for Guantanamo Inmates Accuse U.S. of Eavesdropping

    The New York Times   05/09/2008 - 11:42

    This article focuses on Wilner v. NSA, CCR's case which alleges that the U.S. government has been spying on Guantanamo attorneys, including CCR attorneys Gitanjali Gutierrez and Wells Dixon. 

  5. U.S. contractors accused in Abu Ghraib torture suit

    Agence France Presse 05/09/2008 - 11:40

    This article focuses on a new CCR lawsuit against CACI and Titan that accuses CACI and Titan employees of torturing Iraqi civilians detained at Abu Ghraib prison five years ago. You can access the article…

  6. After Bell Ruling, Will NYPD Policies Change?

    City Limits 05/09/2008 - 11:36

    After all three NYPD officers charged in the killing of Sean Bell were acquitted, many organizations, including CCR and Peoples' Justice ( called for significant changes to the way that the NYPD operates. This article…

  7. A Legal Filing Alleges a Detainee Was Abused

    The New York Times 05/09/2008 - 11:32

    The attorneys for Salim Hamdan filed a brief in his military commission asking the judge to declare that Hamdan had been subjected to "abusive interrogation techniques," ie., torture. The article features commentary from CCR attorney…

  8. Few Clear Wins in US Anti-Terror Cases

    The Washington Post 04/23/2008 - 13:12

    Article discussing the practicality of using preemptive domestic anti-terror tactics, illustrating several examples of failed convictions.

  9. Detainees Allege Being Drugged, Questioned

    The Washington Post 04/23/2008 - 11:19

    Discussion of the claims by detained terrorist suspects that they were given mind-altering substances in order to induce confessions, along with CIA and Defense Department responses.

  10. New Roadblocks Delay Tribunals at Guantanamo

    The New York Times 04/14/2008 - 11:51

    Article discussing the difficulty the Pentagon has been facing in expediting the military tribunals, from problems of obtaining lawyers to represent the detainees to figuring out how to mitigate the allegations of torture.