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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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Palestinian Landowners Move to Proceed With Claims Against Israeli Settlers In Airbnb Lawsuit
Today, attorneys representing Palestinian landowners and West Bank residents urged a federal judge to permit their claims against Israeli settlers to proceed in the lawsuit over Airbnb’s listing of properties in illegal settlements in the West Bank. Dual Israeli-U.S. citizen settlers sued Airbnb...
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Center for Constitutional Rights Statement on Assange Arrest
Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement concerning the arrest in London of journalist and WikiLeaks media publisher Julian Assange for purposes of extradition to the United States: Mr. Assange’s arrest and possible extradition to face charges related to an alleged...
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Friday, February 15, 2019
Border Wall “Emergency” Fake, Center for Constitutional Rights Says
In response to Donald Trump’s invocation today of emergency executive power to build a wall on the southern border, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: Trump’s power grab to build his pet wall violates the separation of powers, but, more to the point, there is no...
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Friday, February 15, 2019
Environmental Groups, Activists Win Dismissal of Lawsuit Filed by Dakota Access Pipeline Company
Late yesterday, a federal judge dismissed a sprawling racketeering lawsuit filed against Krystal Two Bulls, an Oglala Lakota and Northern Cheyenne organizer, Greenpeace, and others, by Energy Transfer— the corporation behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The dismissal was...
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Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Lawsuit Dismissed Against American Studies Association, Steven Salaita, others for Israel Boycott
Last night, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against Dr. Steven Salaita over the American Studies Association’s (ASA) resolution to endorse the call to boycott Israel i academic institutions as part of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The entire lawsuit against the...
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Friday, January 25, 2019
“Remain in Mexico” Policy Is a Virtual Wall, Will Lead to Deaths, Rights Attorneys Say
In response to the announcement that the Trump administration will force asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their applications are being processed, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: Like all of the Trump administration’s immigration policies, “Remain in...
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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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