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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Friday, December 21, 2018
Donorbox Suspends BDS National Committee’s Account After Threats from Israeli Legal Group
After legal threats and false allegations from Shurat HaDin-The Israel Law Center, the donation platform Donorbox has temporarily suspended the BDS National Committee’s account, disabling its ability to fundraise for its human rights advocacy at the height of the charity season. Wikileaks revealed...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
Federal Court Blocks Trump Asylum Ban Again
A federal court has again blocked the Trump administration’s new asylum ban. The American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Center for Constitutional Rights were in court earlier today successfully seeking the preliminary injunction in this case, East Bay Sanctuary v. Trump...
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
New Lawsuit Over Trump Muslim Ban
Yesterday evening, a group of Yemeni-Americans filed a federal lawsuit over the State Department’s refusal to issue their spouses and children visas that had already been approved prior to the Muslim Ban­­. The suit alleges that U.S. Embassy officials approved the plaintiffs’ visas, only to reverse...
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Thursday, December 06, 2018
Trial Concludes: Judge Rules Pipeline Company Trespassed But Allows Taking of Private Property
Today, a Louisiana judge found that the Bayou Bridge Pipeline Company (BBP) trespassed on privately owned land when it constructed its oil pipeline in the sensitive Atchafalaya Basin, but allowed the company to exercise eminent domain over the property for its use. Landowners with property...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Asylum Ban Blocked by Federal Court
A federal court temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s new asylum ban. The American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Constitutional Rights, and Southern Poverty Law Center were in court Monday successfully seeking the temporary restraining order to halt the policy as the legal challenge is...
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Lawsuit Alleges ICE, DHS, and Vermont DMV Targeting Immigrant Leaders in Retaliation for Activis
Today, Vermont-based Migrant Justice filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)―with the assistance of the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)―conducted an unlawful, multi-year operation to surveil,...
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Friday, June 08, 2018
Civil Rights Organizations Demand Court Order Requiring NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Reforms
Today, the attorneys behind three landmark class actions that challenged the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk and trespass enforcement practices as racially discriminatory and unconstitutional ( Floyd v. City of New York , Ligon v. City of New York , and Davis v. City of New York ) urged the federal court to...
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Friday, May 18, 2018
CCR in Disbelief at Confirmation of Gina Haspel, Outraged Former Head of CIA Torture Site Now CIA Director
In response to the Senate’s confirmation of Gina Haspel as CIA Director, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement: The senators who voted in favor of Gina Haspel’s confirmation as director of the CIA sent a dangerous and shameful message, domestically and around the...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Leading Civil Rights Organizations' Statement on Release of Report on Community Reforms to NYPD Practices
Today, a court-appointed facilitator, Ariel Belen, issued a report on community-generated reforms to New York City Police Department (NYPD) stop-and-frisk and trespass arrest practices that were developed as part of the Joint Remedial Process. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. (LDF...
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
On Nakba Day, Human Rights Groups Demand U.S. Halt Military Aid to Israeli Military Units That Killed and Injured Gaza Protesters
Today, a coalition of Palestinian and U.S.-based human rights groups submitted a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo demanding that the State Department investigate Israel’s use of lethal force against Palestinians in Gaza, and halt any further assistance to Israeli military units involved in...
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