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CCR in the News

May 2, 2016

Blog Post

The Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today announced the filing of a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a Muslim-American woman who had her religious head scarf – hijab – forcibly removed by a male officer of the Long Beach Police Department...
CCR Blog
May 2, 2016

CCR in the News

Civil rights attorneys knew that Public Act 436, Michigan’s current emergency manager law , was likely illegal and unconstitutional way back when it was first enacted, in December 2012. This was well before the Flint water crisis , which not only exposed many of the emergency management system’s...
May 2, 2016

CCR in the News

In recent weeks, governors , mayors , major businesses , and entertainers have joined a boycott of North Carolina and Mississippi as a way of protesting new state laws that license discrimination against LGBT people. Similar boycotts of Indiana were threatened or announced last year when that state...
April 28, 2016

Blog Post

It’s now been nine months since the first news stories were published about a cancer cluster, possibly linked to the presence of environmental toxins, afflicting lawyers and other staff at the military commission complex at Guantánamo. The passage of time has allowed typical gallows humor to...
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Camp Justice
April 27, 2016

Blog Post

Last week , community members in San Jose, California spoke out at a forum on police body-cameras. Their number one concern: cameras being turned on or off “when police officers feel like it.” This shouldn’t be a surprise. Last November , two police officers equipped with body-worn cameras were...
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