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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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
New Stop-and-Frisk Report: NYPD Racial Bias Persists
In response to the release, today, of the 11th status report by the court-appointed monitor in the landmark stop-and-frisk case Floyd v. City of New York , the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement from Senior Attorney Darius Charney : Seven years after a federal court...
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Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Supreme Court Hears Case of American Muslims Placed on No-Fly List for Refusing to Spy on Their Communities
Today, attorneys for American Muslims who were placed or kept on the No-Fly List in retaliation for refusing to spy on their communities argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the Court to uphold a ruling that the men may sue the FBI agents for interfering with their freedom to practice their...
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Appeals Court Rules GTMO Torture Victim Should Be Seen by Independent Medical Experts
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that a neutral panel of medical experts – known as a “Mixed Medical Commission” under the laws of war – should examine Mohammed al-Qahtani to determine whether he should be released from Guantánamo and repatriated due to his medical...
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Wednesday, September 02, 2020
U.S. Sanctions on ICC Prosecutor Constitute “Full Frontal Attack on Rule of Law,” Human Rights Attorneys Say
In response to the Trump administration’s designation, announced today by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, of International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and prosecution jurisdiction division director Phakiso Mochochoko as targets of U.S. sanctions , the Center for...
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Monday, July 27, 2020
Civil Rights Groups Ask Appellate Court to Reject Renewed Palestine Censorship Efforts by Fordham University
Students asked New York’s Appellate Court on Friday to reject an effort by Fordham University to overturn a decision ordering the school to recognize the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) club. The students are represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights, Palestine Legal, and...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Center for Constitutional Rights Applauds Passing of NO BAN Act
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement on today’s vote on the NO BAN Act in Congress: We commend Congress for passing the NO BAN Act, repealing Trump’s discriminatory Muslim and African Ban. This is a significant rebuke to a hallmark of this administration’s...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Center for Constitutional Rights Denounces Federal Forces in U.S. Cities, Militarized Crackdowns on Protesters, Rising Authoritarianism
The Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement in response to recent news about federal forces in Portland, OR, and the president’s announced plans to send forces to other cities, including Chicago, New York, Baltimore, Oakland, and Philadelphia: Federal and local law...
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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Immigrant Rights Groups FOIA for Info on ICE’s Chicago Vigilante Training
On Thursday, the Immigrant Defense Project (IDP), Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD) and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a Freedom of Information Act Request to demand more information on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s announcement of a pilot Enforcement and...
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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Lawsuit Over Israel Boycott Should Be Dismissed as SLAPP, Academics Argue
Today, academics who were sued over the American Studies Association’s (ASA) resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions asked the D.C. Court of Appeals to reverse a decision that declined to dismiss the claims under a D.C. law prohibiting SLAPP suits, or Strategic Lawsuits Against Public...
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Monday, June 29, 2020
Center for Constitutional Rights Blasts Misleading NYC Budget that Fails to Defund Police and Invest in Communities, Demands Genuine $1 Billion NYPD Cut
In response to current reporting on the impending New York City budget vote, Lupe Aguire , Bertha Just Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights, issued the following statement: In the last weeks, true to form, the NYPD responded with abuse and violence to the COVID-19 pandemic and anti-...
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