Racial, Gender and Economic Justice

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CCR was born out of the Civil Rights movement, and racial, gender and economic justice have been cornerstones of our docket throughout our history. From pioneering pro-choice and anti-domestic violence cases, to fighting employment discrimination and racial profiling, CCR finds innovative ways to challenge the status quo and support activists and movements engaged around these central questions of injustice.

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Purvi Shah on Melissa Harris-Perry on Ferguson, MO push for change

How to turn a moment into a movement In Ferguson, the unrest may be calming down, but the push for change is just heating up. Purvi Shah, Jamal Simmons, Allison Kilkenny and Juan Cartagena join to…

Vince Warren on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

Eric Garner’s death ruled a homicide Esaw Garner promised justice for her husband after the medical examiner said he died due to a police chokehold. Vince Warren and Michael Hardy join The Last Word.  

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Ashker v. Brown

On May 31, 2012, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison who have spent between 10 and 28 years in solitary confinement.  The…

Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al.

Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al. is a federal class action lawsuit filed against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the City of New York that challenges the NYPD's…

Oral Arguments on Police Unions’ Appeal of Denial to Intervene in Stop and Frisk Case

Oral Arguments on Police Unions’ Appeal of Denial to Intervene in Stop and Frisk Case Read More >>

CCR First Wednesdays: Hunger Strikers

Join CCR at our monthly First Wednesday social to mingle with radical minds and for a short program about hunger strikers. We will discuss what inspires the world's longest hunger striker to continue her fight, and how hunger strikers at… Read More >>

Daniels, et al. v. the City of New York

In 1999, CCR filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to challenge the NYPD’s policy of conducting stop-and-frisks without reasonable suspicion of criminal activity as required by the Fourth Amendment.… Read More >>

Wright v. Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, et al.

Wright v. Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, et al. is a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), together with attorneys from the National Conference of Black Lawyers and the National Lawyers Guild, that challenged the constitutionality… Read More >>