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Shayana Kadidal
Counterterrorism Policy, First Amendment, Material Support

Shayana Kadidal

Senior Managing Attorney

Shayana Kadidal is a Senior Managing Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where he has worked on several significant cases arising in the wake of 9/11, including CCR's challenges to the indefinite detention of men at Guantánamo and domestic immigration sweeps. He has been counsel in major CCR cases challenging the material support statute, the low rate of African-American firefighter hiring in New York City, and the NSA's warrantless surveillance program. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and a former law clerk to Judge Kermit Lipez of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Shayana has been interviewed on major news outlets, including CNN, NPR, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, and CBS, among others.