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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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Gitmo Attorneys File Major New Challenge to Trump’s Guantánamo
Today, on the 16 th anniversary of the Guantánamo prison’s opening, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), Reprieve, and co-counsel filed a major challenge to Donald Trump’s continued detention of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. The collective filing, on behalf of 11 men, argues that Trump’s...
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Human Rights Attorneys to File Major Challenge to Trump Guantánamo Policy
Thursday, January 11, 2018 the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel will hold a press conference to announce a major court filing challenging the Trump administration’s continued detention of men at Guantánamo without charge or trial. The filing coincides with the 16 th anniversary...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Former Olympia Food Co-op Board Members Move to End Seven-Year Lawsuit Over Boycott of Israeli Goods
Today, attorneys at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) called for a Washington State court to end a seven-year litigation battle against former volunteer board members of the Olympia Food Cooperative over their decision to boycott Israeli goods as part of the global Boycott, Divestment, and...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Federal Monitor Submits Status Report in Court-Ordered NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Reforms, Advocates Raise Concerns
In response to the court-appointed monitor in the Center for Constitutional Rights’ landmark stop-and-frisk case Floyd v. City of New York filing his seventh status report with the court on the court-ordered reforms, CCR issued the following statement: While we are pleased with the progress that...
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Human Rights Attorneys Decry Trump Plan to Recognize Jerusalem as Israeli Capital
In response to reports that the Trump administration plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: Trump’s reckless and disruptive plan to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel runs contrary to fundamental...
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Trump Lawyers Attempt to Sue an Environmental Philosophy Under Anti-Racketeering Laws
On behalf of the environmental magazine the Earth First! Journal, the Center for Constitutional Rights urged a court to dismiss parts of a lawsuit brought by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and Energy Transfer Equity (ETE). ETP and ETE are part-owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and have...
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Monday, November 20, 2017
Two Years After Historic Settlement Ending Indefinite Solitary Confinement in CA, CCR Details Ongoing Violations, Releases Report Showing Lasting Consequences of SHU Post-Release
Two years after the historic settlement of Ashker v. Governor of California marked the end of indefinite solitary confinement in California, the Center for Constitutional Rights and co-counsel filed a motion to extend the terms of the settlement by one year, noting that substantial reforms are...
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Improved NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Training Not a Silver Bullet, Say Rights Attorneys
In response to the new stop-and-frisk training materials that will be used to train all NYPD patrol officers, sergeants, and lieutenants over the next 18 months to 2 years, and which were developed under a federal court order to correct the legally incorrect training officers received for many...
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Civil Liberties Groups Release First Comprehensive Report on Ag-Gag Laws
Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights and Defending Rights & Dissent released a comprehensive report on state ag-gag laws, which prohibit whistleblowing and undercover investigations in animal agriculture. The report, “Ag-Gag Across America: Corporate-backed Attacks on Activists and...
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Civil Rights Attorneys: Racial Disparities Persist in NYPD Stop and Frisk
Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) submitted a court filing highlighting ongoing racial disparities in the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices. CCR’s filing responds to the first report analyzing racial disparities in the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices, filed last week with the Federal...
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