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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Ferguson Legal Defense Committee Issues 48-Hour Emergency Call To Action & All-Points Bulletin

To All People of Conscience: The Ferguson Legal Defense Committee (FLDC) has issued the following EMERGENCY…

Take Action: Honor the Pelican Bay SHU Prisoners' Demands

Tell the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to honor the demands of the…

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Vince Warren on All In with Chris Hayes, on Discriminatory Policing

A state trooper shoots an unarmed man after a routine traffic stop Chris Hayes talks to a former police officer and a civil rights attorney about the relationship between officers and the people they police.

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…

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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…

#JusticeforEricGarner Come Out the Day After the Grand Jury Verdict!

On July 17, NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo put Eric Garner in a chokehold while others officers forced him to the ground and then stood by and watched him die - doing nothing while he said "I can't breathe"… Read More >>

Building a U.S. Movement to End Torture

CCR client and former Guantanamo detainee Murat Kurnaz will speak on a panel of leaders who represent communities directly impacted by U.S. actions and policies that amount to torture, abuse and murder. The event, co-sponsored by CCR, will take place… 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 >>