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The Supreme Court will hear CCR's case Al Odah v. U.S. this term.

Between current and past cases we have approximately 150 case descriptions available here. This list can be ordered by date or name, and filtered by the issues to which they relate.

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  1. Abdel-Muhti v. Ridge

    Abdel-Muhti v. Ridge is a federal case that challenged the prolonged imprisonment of Farouk Abdel-Muhti, a Palestinian immigrant activist.

  2. Abdullah, et al. v. Local 46, et al.

    Abdullah, et al. v. Local 46, et al. is a Title VII and civil rights case that challenged the discriminatory practices in the training and mentorship programs of the Metal Lathers Local 46 Union.

  3. Abramowicz v. Lefkowitz

    Abramowicz v. Lefkowitz was a civil suit in which the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) challenged the New York State law which restricted abortions.

  4. Abtan, et al. v. Prince, et al.

    Estate of Himoud Saed Abtan, et al. v. Prince., et al. is a civil case filed in the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against private government contractor, Blackwater (now known as “Xe…

  5. AFSC v. Brady (1992)

    AFSC v. Brady is a case which challenged U.S. government restrictions against group travel to Vietnam and Cambodia.

  6. Aguilar, et al. v. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), et al.

    Aguilar, et al. v. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, et al. is a federal lawsuit filed by Latino men, women and children to challenge ICE’s policy of warrantless and discriminatory home raids throughout New York State.  …

  7. al Qahtani v. Obama

    Al Qahtani v. Obama is a habeas corpus petition filed on behalf of Mohammed al Qahtani. Al Qahtani is a Saudi citizen who has been detained in Guantánamo for nearly nine years and who was…

  8. Al Shimari v. CACI et al.

    Al Shimari  v. CACI is a federal lawsuit  brought by four Iraqi torture victims against private US-based contractor CACI International Inc., and CACI Premier Technology, Inc.  It asserts that CACI  participated directly and through a…

  9. Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta

    Watch our video about 16-year-old Abdulrahman. On October 14, 2011, he was eating dinner with his teenage cousin at an open-air restaurant when they and five others were killed by a U.S. drone strike. On July 18, 2012,…

  10. Al-Bihani v. Obama

    Ghaleb Nassar Al-Bihani, ISN 128 In Dire Health & Detained for Over 12 Years Without Charge …

  11. Al-Jundi v. Estate of Oswald

    Al-Jundi v. Estate of Oswald is a lawsuit which the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed seeking compensation and damages for the victims of the Attica uprising.

  12. al-Majalah Freedom of Information Act Request

    On April 17, 2012, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union made a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request to several government agencies for information about a US airstrike on a…

  13. Al-Quraishi et al v. Nakhla et al.

    Al-Quraishi v. Nakhla is a federal lawsuit against US-based private contractor L-3 Services, Inc. (formerly Titan Corporation) and Adel Nakhla, a former employee of Titan/L-3 Services.  Brought on behalf of 72 Iraqi Plaintiffs, it brings…

  14. Al-Zahrani v. Rumsfeld

    Al-Zahrani v. Rumsfeld, et al. is a civil action filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on behalf of the families and estates of two men who died at Guantánamo Bay in June 2006.…

  15. Albazzaz, et al. v. Prince, et al.

    Estates of Albazzaz, et al. v. Prince, et al. is a civil lawsuit filed in the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against private government contractor, Blackwater (now known as “Xe Services”) and…

  16. Almontaser v. Hilton Hotel

    Almontaser v. Hilton Hotel is a suit which charged the Hilton Hotel for intentional employment discrimination against Arab-American Muslims who worked as catering staff at the New York Hilton Hotel.

  17. American Baptist Churches v. Thornburgh

    American Baptist Churches v. Thornburgh is a case filed against the U.S. Attorney General and the head of the INS that alleged they violated domestic and international laws when they denied asylum to Salvadorans and…

  18. Ameziane v. Obama / Ameziane v. United States

    DJAMEL AMEZIANE Detained at Guantánamo since February 2002; cleared for transfer in October 2008; Forcibly transferred to Algeria on December 5, 2013  *Photo credits: Center for Constitutional Rights ISN 310: Djamel Ameziane's Decade in Guantanamo    …

  19. Amicus Brief in Glik v. Cunniffe, et al.

    CCR has submitted an amicus brief in Glik v. Cunniffe before the First Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Berkeley Copwatch, Communities United against Police Brutality, Justice Committee, Milwaukee Police Accountability Coalition, Nodutdol for…

  20. Amicus Brief in Ragbir v. Holder

    Amici consist of community groups, civil rights organizations, and immigrant justice organizations. They contend that the Second Circuit has both violated the ordinary remand rule and, in doing so, interfered with the Ragbir’s fundamental right…

  21. Anderson v. Hale and World Church of the Creator

    Anderson v. Hale and World Church of the Creator is a civil rights case in which Reverend Stephen Anderson sued the World Church of the Creator, charging them with advocating a “Racial Holy War” that…

  22. Arar v. Ashcroft et al

    Arar v. Ashcroft is a federal lawsuit challenging the rendition of a Canadian citizen to Syria, by the U.S. government, where he was tortured, forced to falsely confess, and released after one year without ever…

  23. Aref, et al. v. Holder, et al.

    Aref, et al. v. Holder, et al. is a federal lawsuit filed against Attorney General Eric Holder, federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) officials, and the BOP itself, challenging policies and conditions at two experimental prison…

  24. Arsberry v. State of Illinois, AT&T, Invision Telecom, MCI Telecommunications Corp., et al.

    Arsberry v. State of Illinois, AT&T, Invision Telecom, MCI Telecommunications Corp., et al. is a civil rights lawsuit which challenged the State of Illinois’ practice of creating exclusive agreements with telephone companies for inmate telephone…

  25. Ashker v. Brown

    On May 31, 2012, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison who have spent between 10 and 28 years in solitary confinement.  The…