Meeropol, Rachel

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Position

Senior Staff Attorney

Biography

Rachel Meeropol has worked at the Center for Constitutional Rights since 2002. She is the co-editor and primary author of the Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook, a widely-requested resource for prisoners, and the editor of America’s Disappeared: Secret Imprisonment, Detainees, and the “War on Terror,” (Seven Stories Press, 2005). Rachel is currently lead counsel on Turkmen v. Ashcroft, the class action suit on behalf of Arab and Muslim men rounded up in immigration sweeps after 9/11, and Blum v. Holder, a first amendment challenge to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.  She also represents federal prisoners held in the Bureau of Prisons’ secretive “communication management units” in Aref v. Holder.