August 21, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Australian citizen David Hicks filed a motion to dismiss his conviction in the US Court of Military Commission Review on Wednesday after pleading guilty in 2007 to providing material support to terrorism. Hicks was captured in Afghanistan by northern alliance forces shortly after September 11, ...[read more]
August 7, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
New York City on Wednesday formally dropped the city's appeal of rulings in lawsuits involving the New York Police Department's (NYPD) use of stop-and-frisk tactics. Mayor Bill De Blasio's administration agreed to end the lawsuit against the NYPD after reaching a settlement requiring three years ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by Neil Devlin
In 1999, unarmed Amadou Diallo was shot and killed by the New York City Police Department's Street Crimes Unit. His death incited community outrage on the issue of policing and race. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a nonprofit legal organization devoted to defending constitutional ...[read more]
August 16, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
CACI International Inc. "CACI", a US military defense contractor, has filed suit against former detainees of Abu Ghraib seeking legal expenses after a group of four plaintiffs filed lawsuits against CACI in 2009, accusing the company of crimes against humanity, sexual assault, torture and other ...[read more]
June 18, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) on Monday released summary findings concluding that the use of the death penalty in California and Louisiana violates human rights. The report concludes that the way the death penalty is used in ...[read more]
April 18, 2013
by Keith Herting
The US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on Wednesday rejected a request by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) to have access to court documents from the case against Bradley Manning. CCR had filed a lawsuit seeking extraordinary relief by opening "public and press access to the ...[read more]
March 7, 2013
by Jerry Votava
Defense lawyers for terrorism detainees held at Guantanamo Bay and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) sent a letter to Rear Admiral John Smith Jr. describing harsh conditions faced by the detainees and indicated that the detainees have begun to protest the conditions, including ...[read more]
January 17, 2013
by Jerry Votava
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against federal law enforcement officials by men who claim they were illegally detained after 9/11. The suit is Turkmen v. Ashcroft. The court dismissed the suit against former Department of ...[read more]
August 17, 2012
by Jordan Barry
JURIST Guest Columnist Philip D. Cave, a solo practitioner at the The Law Offices of Philip D. Cave, argues that the lack of transparency in the WikiLeaks court-martial case undermines the reliability of the verdict...Have US military courts achieved the same level of transparency we have come to ...[read more]
July 18, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the US government's targeted killing of three US citizens in drone strikes. Senior al Qaeda leader and US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki was killed by drone strike last September ...[read more]

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