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, 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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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Medically Vulnerable Immigrants Seek Emergency Release from ICE Detention in Alabama
Late yesterday, Adelante Alabama Worker Center, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIP-NLG) filed an emergency petition and temporary restraining order for the release of medically vulnerable people currently held in Immigration...
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Friday, April 17, 2020
Medically Vulnerable Immigrants in “Notorious” Mississippi ICE Facility File Emergency Petition for Release
Seven medically vulnerable people currently held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Adams County Detention Center in Natchez have filed an emergency petition for release, citing their severe risk of contracting coronavirus and developing life-threatening COVID-19 symptoms. They are...
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Friday, March 06, 2020
Palestinian Rights Organization Challenges Meritless Lawsuit Filed Against It
Last night, the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) moved to dismiss a meritless lawsuit filed against it by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and several individuals. Human rights attorneys say the lawsuit targets USCPR’s support of Palestinian rights and is intended to chill them from...
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