Action seeking accountability for U.S. torture brought in France under the principle of universal jurisdiction.
Updated: September 11, 2017
Charging former Paraguayan official Americo Peña-Irala with the wrongful death of Joelito Filártiga. The suit pioneered the application of a previously little-used 1789 federal statute, the Alien...
Updated: September 29, 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
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
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
FOIA request seeking information on controversial immigration detention bed quotas.
Updated: November 3, 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
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
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: December 13, 2017
Representing current and former Olympia Food Co-op board members who are being sued over their decision to boycott Israeli goods.
Updated: December 19, 2017