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.

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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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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Immigrant Rights Groups Sue ICE for Immediate Release of Information Concerning the Continuing Retaliation Against Immigrants in Sanctuary
Amid a week of action lead by a collective of immigrants taking sanctuary across the U.S., Austin Sanctuary Network, Free Migration Project, Grassroots Leadership, and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking answers about how the Trump administration decided to...
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Friday, January 31, 2020
Trump’s Goal: To End All Non-White Immigration to the U.S., Says Center for Constitutional Rights
In response to today’s announcement that the Trump administration has expanded its travel ban to six additional countries (Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar Kyrgyzstan for all immigrant visas, and Sudan, Tanzania from the diversity visa lottery program), the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the...
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Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Court Denies Trump Request to Lift Last Remaining Nationwide “Public Charge” Injunction
Today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order denying the government’s request for a stay of the preliminary injunction blocking a Department of Homeland Security rule that would dramatically change the rules on public charge from going into effect. The injunction issued by the S.D.N.Y...
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Monday, January 06, 2020
Close Guantánamo, End Torture
On the 18th anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, Witness Against Torture, Amnesty International USA, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, and others will join together to rally for justice and demand the closure of Guantánamo and...
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
Immigrant Rights Advocates in New York File First Federal Lawsuit to Jointly Block Three Interrelated “Public Charge” Immigration Rules
Today, immigrant rights advocates in New York filed Make the Road New York v. Pompeo , the first federal lawsuit seeking to jointly block three interrelated “Public Charge” rules promulgated by the Trump administration. These rules seek, independently and together, to wholly transform the United...
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