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, February 16, 2021
Federal Court Again Blocks Trump-Era Asylum Transit Ban
A federal court has again blocked a Trump administration ban that categorically denied asylum to anyone at the southern border who had transited through a third country en route to the United States, with very limited exceptions. The lawsuit, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Barr, was filed by the...
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Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Lawsuit Filed Over Migrant Deaths at U.S.-Mexico Border
Today, as the humanitarian-aid group No More Deaths and community organization La Coalición de Derechos Humanos released the third installment of their “Disappeared” report about the ongoing crisis of death and disappearance along the U.S.-Mexico border, No More Deaths and the Center for...
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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Fordham Students Seek Appeal of Ruling Allowing Prohibition of Students for Justice in Palestine Club
Today, civil rights groups asked the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York State, to hear an appeal of a ruling that allows Fordham University to censor student speech. The petition comes in a lawsuit brought by Fordham students prohibited by the university from forming a...
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Women in Sanctuary File Lawsuit Against ICE to Challenge Retaliatory and Excessive Civil Fines
Four women living in sanctuary, along with Austin Sanctuary Network (ASN) and Free Migration Project (FMP), filed a lawsuit on Tuesday suing U.S. immigration agencies and officials for targeting sanctuary leaders with retaliatory and excessive civil fines. Each of the plaintiffs is a leader in the...
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Court Blocks Trump Administration Attempt to Thwart Court Order Protecting Asylum Seekers
Today, a federal court issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) blocking the Trump administration’s latest attempt to prevent asylum seekers from accessing the U.S. asylum process. The order blocks a rule, issued in December and set to take effect on January 19, that sought to circumvent an...
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Thursday, January 14, 2021
Praise for AG’s New Lawsuit Against NYPD Over BLM Protests
In response to today’s announcement that New York Attorney General Letitia James will file a case against the NYPD for rampant police violence against New Yorkers, Center for Constitutional Rights Executive Director Vince Warren issued the following statement: "This past summer, the NYPD responded...
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Monday, January 11, 2021
Guantánamo Advocates Condemn 19th Anniversary of Indefinite Detention
On the 19th anniversary of the transfer of the first Muslim men to Guantánamo, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: Today marks the beginning of the 20th shameful year of Muslim men being unlawfully imprisoned at Guantánamo. Even in a national landscape of brutal and...
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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Center for Constitutional Rights Condemns Arrest and Detention of Human Rights Defenders in Uganda
In response to Uganda’s detention of four human rights defenders, including attorney Nicholas Opiyo, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: Our colleague and partner Nicholas Opiyo has taken on some of the most political and principled cases in Uganda, tirelessly...
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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Immigrant Rights Attorneys Sue DHS and ICE for Information on Terror Tactics Used in Arrests
The Immigrant Defense Project and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit today against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to demand access to arrest records and related information for a wave of ICE...
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Thursday, December 10, 2020
Supreme Court Unanimous: American Muslims Placed on No-Fly List for Refusing to Spy on Their Communities Can Sue FBI Agents for Damages
Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously that American Muslims who were placed or kept on the No-Fly List in retaliation for refusing to spy on their communities may sue individual FBI agents for interfering with their freedom to practice their religion. The men initially sued to be...
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