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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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May 21, 2012, Washington, D.C. – Today, Amnesty International USA, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture delivered to the White House a petition of more than 60,000 signatures asking President Obama to extend a… Read More >>
May 16, 2012, New York –Today, a federal judge granted class certification in a lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) stop-and-frisk practices as unconstitutional and racially discriminatory. The ruling will allow all persons unlawfully stopped and frisked since January… Read More >>
May 14, 2012, New York –Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) responded to new NYPD data showing the highest rate of unlawful stop-and-frisk to date during the first quarter of 2012: Read More >>
May 14, 2012- New York, NY – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement in response to news that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency will activate the problematic… Read More >>
May 11, 2012, Richmond, VA – Today, a federal appellate court dismissed the appeals of two private military contractors who had argued they were immune from litigation when they engage in torture. The corporate defendants, CACI and L-3, have argued… Read More >>
April 30, 2012 - Today, Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald, a transgender woman of color, will be tried for the alleged murder of her attacker. Last June, Ms. McDonald was the victim of an attack in which, in the course of defending herself,… Read More >>
April 28, 2012, Washington, DC—Today, CODEPINK, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Reprieve hosted the International Drone Summit in Washington, DC. The Summit consisted of multiple panels dealing with issues ranging from the expanding use of surveillance drones to the… Read More >>
April 25, 2012, New York—Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights and other Rights Groups issued the following statement in support of student groups promoting awareness in college communities about the Palestinian peoples’ struggle for freedom and human rights. Members of… Read More >>
April 23, 2012, Vancouver and New York—On Friday, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) filed a report with the UN Committee Against Torture, arguing that Canada violated its obligations under the UN… Read More >>
Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights asked David E. Coombs, Esq., attorney for accused Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning, to forward to Chief Judge Lind CCR's request for public access to the hearings, in accordance with the right of public access… Read More >>