Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), is now seeking to develop a 162-mile pipeline in Louisiana. ETP contracts with private security corporations to...
Updated: December 8, 2017
Federal lawsuit challenging constitutionality of state-appointed “Emergency Managers” in predominantly black and brown communities of Michigan
Updated: December 7, 2017
In 2017, the partial owner of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Energy Transfer Equity (ETE), filed a bizarre and far-fetched lawsuit naming various environmental organizations and "Earth First!" as...
Updated: December 5, 2017
Al Otro Lado, Inc., et al. v. John F. Kelly, et al. , is a class action lawsuit against officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in a...
Updated: November 27, 2017
A federal class action lawsuit challenging prolonged solitary confinement as cruel and unusual punishment.
Updated: November 20, 2017
A federal class action lawsuit against the City of New York that challenges the NYPD's practices of racial profiling and unconstitutional stop and frisks.
Updated: November 16, 2017
A federal prosecution, under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, of two animal rights activists for allegedly liberating animals from fur farms.
Updated: November 8, 2017
FOIA request seeking information on controversial immigration detention bed quotas.
Updated: November 3, 2017
CCR and Palestine Legal are advocating on behalf of Fordham students who were denied permission to start Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at the university and then disciplined for protesting...
Updated: November 3, 2017
In 2003, in the landmark decision Lawrence v. Texas , the United States Supreme Court declared that state statutes that criminalize sodomy are unconstitutional. In its sweeping decision, the Supreme...
Updated: October 27, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Jesner, et al. v. Arab Bank, PLC to decide the question of whether corporations are liable under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). CCR's brief argues that the...
Updated: October 10, 2017
CCR filed an amicus brief in the case of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a former Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan who was released in 2014 in exchange for five Guantanamo prisoners. Bergdahl is...
Updated: October 5, 2017
A challenge to corporate impunity under the Alien Tort Statute for war crimes and torture at Abu Ghraib prison.
Updated: September 26, 2017
For many years, St. Louis and surrounding Missouri counties have permitted police officers to issue the equivalent of a statewide arrest warrant into an electronic database, designating an individual...
Updated: September 15, 2017
Action seeking accountability for U.S. torture brought in France under the principle of universal jurisdiction.
Updated: September 11, 2017