A federal lawsuit that challenges the Air Force's "don't ask, don't tell" policy that discriminates against LGBT members of the military.
Updated: June 30, 2009
In February of 2000 CCR filed Wright v. Corrections Corporation of America , a nationwide class action lawsuit, seeking to enjoin, declare illegal, and recoup damages resulting from conspiracies...
Updated: July 6, 2009
CCR joined as an amicus in Graham v. Florida and Sullivan v. Florida , two cases that will evaluate how the Eighth Amendment’s clause on cruel and unusual punishment applies to sentencing...
Updated: June 28, 2010
The Jailhouse Lawyer's Handbook explains to prisoners how they can exercise their Constitutional rights to protect themselves from physical abuse, poor conditions and other mistreatment, specifically...
Updated: March 1, 2011
A class action lawsuit that challenged New York State’s monopoly telephone contract with MCI/Verizon that forced family members and friends of prisoners to pay exorbitant collect calling rates to...
Updated: June 27, 2011
The Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) held the petitioner, Mr. Ragbir, removable from the United States by applying a narrow evidentiary standard that the Supreme Court later rejected...
Updated: August 5, 2011
A FOIA request for information about a U.S. airstrike on a rural community in southwestern Yemen, in the al-Majalah region, on December 17, 2009.
Updated: April 17, 2012
On April 9, 2010, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a civil complaint with the Department of Homeland Security regarding the mistreatment of detainees at the Port Isabel Detention...
Updated: September 18, 2012
Successful challenges to Louisiana’s requirement that people convicted of Crime Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) register as sex offenders.
Updated: January 4, 2013
A civil rights lawsuit which challenged the State of Illinois’ practice of creating exclusive agreements with telephone companies for inmate telephone service.
Updated: October 9, 2007