Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)

The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Israel Supreme Court Upholds Deportation of Human Rights Defender: Rights Attorneys Respond
In response to today’s decision by Israel’s Supreme Court upholding the order for human rights defender Omar Shakir, of Human Rights Watch, to leave Israel, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: The Israeli court's decision to allow the deportation of human rights...
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Friday, October 11, 2019
Judge Blocks "Public Charge" Immigration Rule From Going Into Effect
Today, a federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s new “public charge” rule, which was scheduled to go into effect on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. The rule would have radically transformed the test for determining whether someone might become a “public charge” and impose an unprecedented...
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Monday, October 07, 2019
Immigrant Rights Groups in Court to Halt Public Charge Rule
Immigrant rights groups appeared today in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on Make the Road New York v Cuccinelli - litigation brought last month challenging the Trump administration’s unilateral and unconstitutional changes to “public charge.” Plaintiffs today...
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Thursday, October 03, 2019
Rights Attorneys Ask Court to Vacate 2006 Conviction and LWOP Sentence After Khashoggi Revelations
Last night, the Center for Constitutional Rights asked a federal court to vacate the conviction and life-without-parole sentence of Ahmed Abu Ali in light of new evidence stemming from the Saudi government’s cover-up of the torture and murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In 2003,...
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Thursday, September 26, 2019
After SCOTUS Ruling, Asylum Seekers Ask Court for Protection
Today, immigrant rights attorneys moved to block the Trump administration’s Asylum Ban from affecting tens of thousands of migrants who have already attempted to access the U.S. asylum process before the ban was implemented. With limited exceptions, the Asylum Ban prohibits anyone who traveled...
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
NYC Community Groups Ask Judge to Halt “Public Charge” Immigration Rule Before It Takes Effect
Community organizations suing the Trump administration over its proposed “public charge” rule today filed a request for a preliminary injunction , asking a federal court to stop the rule from taking effect next month. The organizations, Make the Road New York, African Services Committee, Asian...
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Monday, September 09, 2019
Federal Court Reinstates Full Block on Trump Asylum Ban
A federal court has reinstated a nationwide injunction blocking a Trump administration asylum ban that denied asylum to anyone at the southern border who had transited through a third country en route to the United States. It follows a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling last month that narrowed...
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Monday, August 19, 2019
Stop-and-Frisk Attorneys Respond to Pantaleo Firing
In response to the announcement today that NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo has been fired for his use of an illegal chokehold that killed Eric Garner, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: This is a long overdue modicum of justice for Eric Garner’s family, five years...
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Center for Constitutional Rights Condemns House Vote on Anti-BDS Resolution
In response to the passage of House Resolution 246, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: “Today’s vote on H.R. 246 exposes the hypocrisy of lawmakers who claim to stand in solidarity with marginalized communities. The tactic of boycott is essential for these...
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Groups File Federal Lawsuit Challenging New Trump Asylum Restrictions
The American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Center for Constitutional Rights filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the Trump administration’s new asylum restrictions. The following comments are from: ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt: “This is the Trump administration’s most...
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