Supreme Court Oral Argument in Ziglar v. Abbasi (formerly Turkmen v. Ashcroft)


Add to My Calendar Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:00am to 12:00pm


United States Supreme Court
1 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20543

Join CCR at the Supreme Court for oral argument in Ziglar v. Abbasi (formerly Turkmen v. Ashcroft). CCR Senior Staff Attorney Rachel Meeropol will argue the case, urging the Supreme Court to affirm that government officials, including those at the highest levels, can be held accountable for violating the Constitution. This will be the last oral argument before the Supreme Court under the Obama Administration. 

CCR filed the lawsuit in 2002 on behalf of Muslim, Arab, and South Asian noncitizens who were rounded up after 9/11 by the INS and FBI on the pretext of immigration violations, but held as suspected terrorists, based only on their race and religion. For more information on the case, visit our Ziglar v. Abbasi case page and factsheet.

The first argument begins at 10:00 am, and Ziglar v. Abbasi will follow. The argument is open to the public, but seating is extremely limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis. If you are interesting in attending the argument, please consult the Supreme Court’s Visitor’s Guide to Oral Arguments.

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December 6, 2016