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A current and comprehensive list of CCR's press releases, press statements, and case updates dating back to 2003.
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March 5, 2015, Paris/Berlin/New York – Today, at an appeals hearing at the Chambre de l’instruction de la Cour d’appel de Paris, the attorney for former Guantánamo detainees Nizar Sassi and Mourad Benchellali, William Bourdon, challenged an… Read More >>
March 4, 2015, New York – Esteemed professor and intellectual Dr. Cornel West has cancelled a high-profile lecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in support of a boycott of the university over the firing of Professor Steven Salaita.… Read More >>
February 19, 2015, Chicago – Today, attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) urged a federal court to dismiss a terrorism indictment against two animal rights activists alleged to have freed thousands of animals from Midwestern fur farms. The… Read More >>
February 18, 2015, Washington D.C. – Today, the U.S. Court of Military Commission Review (CMCR) vacated former Guantánamo prisoner David Hicks’s conviction in the military commissions for providing material support for terrorism. Hicks was the first prisoner to be convicted in… Read More >>
February 12, 2015, Oakland – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) urged a federal judge to expand a class action lawsuit challenging prolonged solitary confinement in California prisons to include prisoners who were moved from the Security Housing Unit… Read More >>
February 6, 2015, Alexandria, VA – Today, four Iraqi victims tortured at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison urged a federal district court to reject attempts by private military contractor CACI Premier Technology, Inc. (CACI) to have their lawsuit for the… Read More >>
February 5, 2015 – In advance of today’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Senator Kelly Ayotte's bill to stop transfers from Guantanamo, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: Read More >>
February 4, 2015 — In light of Ashton Carter's confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee today, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: Read More >>
January 29, 2015, Chicago, IL — A professor who was fired from a tenured position at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign because of his tweets criticizing the Israeli government’s bombing of Gaza last year has filed a civil rights… Read More >>
January 20, 2015, Olympia, WA – The constitutionality of a Washington State law protecting citizens from meritless lawsuits that undermine free speech rights was defended today in oral arguments before the Washington Supreme Court. The lawsuit at issue had challenged… Read More >>