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, 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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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
D.C. Court Asked to Dismiss SLAPP Lawsuit Against Academic Boycott of Israel
Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 17, at 10 a.m., the Superior Court in Washington, D.C. will hear arguments by attorneys representing the American Studies Association (ASA) and nine individuals who were sued after the ASA passed a resolution to endorse the call by Palestinian civil society for a boycott...
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Independent Investigation by Inspector General Slams NYPD for Continued Biased Policing Six Years After Stop-and-Frisk Trial
In response to a scathing report on biased policing released today by the Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department, the Center for Constitutional Rights, which brought the landmark NYPD stop-and-frisk case, Floyd v. City of New York , issued the following statement:...
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Monday, June 24, 2019
Supreme Court Rules Against Government Transparency in Contracts with Private Businesses
Today, the Supreme Court reversed decades of precedent barring private corporations from interfering with the government’s obligations to release information to the public pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media, Justice Gorsuch, writing...
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Thursday, June 06, 2019
Center for Constitutional Rights Alleges U.S. Interference Into International Criminal Court
Yesterday, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a complaint with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers alleging ongoing interference by the United States into the operations of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and requesting a formal...
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Center for Constitutional Rights Launches Open Records Project
Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights launched the Open Records Project: FOIA for the Movement , which will provide resources and trainings focused on the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and state open records requests to assist advocates in more effectively using open records...
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