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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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In February 12, 2004, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a multi-plaintiff federal lawsuit on behalf of protesters who were illegally arrested during an anti-war rally April 7, 2003, in New York. The suit charges that the New York Police… Read More >>
A district court judge declared an important provision of the USA Patriot Act unconstitutional because it is so vague that it “could be construed to include unequivocally pure speech and advocacy protected by the First Amendment.” The ruling is the… Read More >>
CCR, on behalf of Canadian citizen Maher Arar, sues Attorney General John Ashcroft and other U.S. officials for sending him to be tortured in Syria. Read More >>
A U.S. District Court has ordered the Department of Defense to grant a Guantánamo detainee access to his attorney, ruling against the Bush Administration’s effort to deny him counsel for months while higher courts interpret legislation on detainees’ legal rights. … Read More >>
CCR has launched an investigation into the rendition and torture of Maher Arar, a Syrian born Canadian citizen. Mr. Arar, who was arrested by U.S. officials while in transit at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, was intensively… Read More >>
On September 18, 2003, the City of New York agreed to settle a federal class-action lawsuit that charged the New York Police Department with engaging in illegal racial profiling practices in stop and frisk situations. The out-of-court agreement between… Read More >>
CCR filed papers in a Los Angeles court challenging a provision of the USA Patriot Act that criminalizes the provision of “expert advice and assistance” to proscribed organizations. Read More >>
A Superior Court Judge ruled against oil giant Unocal’s motion to apply Burmese and Bermuda law in the CCR case Doe v. Unocal. Unocal is accused of being complicit in human rights violations that took place in Burma. Read More >>
An important oral argument is taking place on June 17, 2003 before the full Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California concerning the legal status of the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) in Doe v. Unocal, a case CCR commenced… Read More >>
The Center for Constitutional Rights visited Cincinnati to release its report on the findings of the hearing convened by CCR at the University of Cincinnati in May, 2003. The visit included meetings with local area officials, both public and private,… Read More >>