Rachel Meeropol ’02 argues before the US Supreme Court in Ziglar v. Abbasi

March 13, 2017
NYU Law News

In the final hearing of the Obama administration, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in Ziglar v. Abbasi, a case 15 years in the making for Rachel Meeropol ’02, senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), who argued for the plaintiffs. The case is a class action lawsuit brought by CCR on behalf of hundreds of Muslim, South-Asian, and Arab non-citizens who were detained by the US government after 9/11 and, CCR claims, treated as suspected terrorists and abused based solely on their race, religion, ethnicity, and immigration status. This was Meeropol’s first argument before the Supreme Court, and her work in this case is the product of a lifelong passion for civil rights, particularly prisoners’ rights. ...

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March 14, 2017