CCR's first landmark Supreme Court case establishing the rights of the Guantanamo detainees.
Updated: July 3, 2014
Hamdan filed his petition for habeas corpus, claiming that the military commission lacked authority to try him since there was no congressional act that authorized them. Further, Hamdan’s...
Updated: January 17, 2013
Successful challenges to Louisiana’s requirement that people convicted of Crime Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) register as sex offenders.
Updated: January 4, 2013
Talisman Energy, Inc. aided and abetted the Sudanese Government in a campaign of genocide and torture against non-Muslim African people in Southern Sudan in order to expand their oil exploration in...
Updated: October 2, 2012
A class action lawsuit to challenge the NYPD’s policy of conducting stop-and-frisks without reasonable suspicion of criminal activity as required by the Fourth Amendment. Additionally, the...
Updated: October 1, 2012
Heirs of victims of the Armenian genocide sue German corporations for unpaid insurance benefits.
Updated: September 24, 2012
A lawsuit brought on behalf of three journalists against the City of St. Paul, the City of Minneapolis, Ramsey County, and multiple law enforcement officers to challenge the targeting by law...
Updated: October 7, 2011
Kunstler v. City of New York was a multi-plaintiff federal lawsuit filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) against the New York Police Department (NYPD) on behalf of protesters who were...
Updated: August 26, 2011
A case brought by four former Guantanamo prisoners against former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld seeking damages for their arbitrary detention and torture.
Updated: July 11, 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