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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. CCR v. Obama (formerly CCR v. Bush)

    CCR v. Obama is a lawsuit originally filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) against President George W. Bush, the head of the National Security Agency (NSA), and the heads of the other major…

  2. Celikgogus v. Rumsfeld & Allaithi v. Rumsfeld

    Celikgogus v. Rumsfeld, et al. and Allaithi v. Rumsfeld, et al. are civil cases seeking compensatory damages and declaratory relief for six former Guantánamo detainees.

  3. Center for Constitutional Rights et al. v. Chief Judge Lind

    Center for Constitutional Rights et al. v. Chief Judge Lind is a lawsuit filed in federal district court in Baltimore, Maryland seeking access to documents and closed sessions in the court-martial proceedings for Private First…

  4. Center for Constitutional Rights et al. v. United States & Lind, Chief Judge

    CCR v. United States is a petition for extraordinary relief filed with the Army Court of Criminal Appeals, and a subsequent writ-appeal filed with the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, seeking access to…

  5. Center for Constitutional Rights v. Pittsburgh (Taser case)

    In 2007, the CCR filed a lawsuit against the City of Pittsburgh and various City Police officers alleging that the Pittsburgh police unconstitutionally used TASERS against peaceful demonstrators at an anti-war demonstration in Pittsburgh. The…

  6. Civic Association of the Deaf of New York City, Inc. v. Rudolph Giuliani, et al.

    Civic Association of the Deaf of New York City, Inc. v. Rudolph Giuliani, et al. is a federal class action lawsuit originally filed in 1995 by an organization of deaf and hard of hearing New…

  7. Clapper, et al. v. Amnesty International USA, et al. (amicus)

    CCR filed a friend of the court brief in this surveillance case before the Supreme Court on the question of whether plaintiffs who have been forced to change their behavior to avoid government surveillance have…

  8. Clavir v. Levi

    Clavir v. Levi is a case brought against the FBI for illegal surveillance activities, and was instrumental in revealing the extent and the danger of FBI surveillance methods, as well as setting a precedent for…

  9. Codepink Pittsburgh Women for Peace et al v U.S. Secret Service et al. (G20 Protest)

    CCR filed this federal suit to protect the First Amendment rights of peace, social justice and environmental justice groups to dissent and protest at and around the G-20 summit, held in Pittsburgh September 24-25, 2009. …

  10. Coker v. Georgia (amicus)

    Coker v. Georgia is a lawsuit in which the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court, together with a broad range of other women's legal organizations, on the unconstitutionality…

  11. Conyers v. Reagan

    Conyers v. Reagan is a case that challenged the U.S. invasion of Grenada.

  12. Corrie et al. v. Caterpillar

    Corrie v. Caterpillar is a federal lawsuit filed against Illinois-based Caterpillar, Inc. on behalf of the parents of Rachel Corrie, the 23-year-old American peace activist and student who was run over and killed by a…

  13. County Redistricting Cases

    County Redistricting Cases refers to several lawsuits challenging redistricting plans of counties across the United States for the discriminatory effect they have on Black people.

  14. Crimes Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) Litigation

    Doe, et al. v. Jindal, et al. was a federal lawsuit filed against state officials in Louisiana, challenging the fact that a Crime Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) conviction requires registration as a sex offender…

  15. Crockett v. Reagan

    Crockett v. Reagan is a case which challenged U.S. military involvement in El Salvador in the first suit under the War Powers Resolution.

  16. Crumsey v. Justice Knights of the Ku Klux Klan

    Crumsey v. Justice Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is a lawsuit seeking an injunction and monetary and punitive damages from the Ku Klux Klan for shooting five Black women.

  17. Daniels, et al. v. the City of New York

    Daniels, et al. v. The City of New York, et al. is a class action lawsuit, filed in 1999, against the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the City of New York.  Through the lawsuit,…

  18. Davis v. United States (amicus)

    The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court on May 21, 2004, urging the Court to grant a writ of certiorari and to review the decision of the Tenth…

  19. Davis, et al. v. Cox, et al.

    The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel are representing sixteen current and former members of the Olympia Food Co-op Board of Directors in a lawsuit brought over their decision to boycott Israeli goods.  The…

  20. Detention Watch Network (DWN) v. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE)

    In November of 2013, the Detention Watch Network (DWN) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Immigration…

  21. Detroit Free Press (Haddad) v. Creppy and Ashcroft/North Jersey Media Group v. Creppy and Ashcroft

    Detroit Free Press (Haddad) v. Creppy and Ashcroft/North Jersey Media Group v. Creppy and Ashcroft is a civil rights case challenging the government’s attempt to close immigration hearings in cases that it determines may be…

  22. DHS v. Anderson

    DHS v. ANDERSON is a case involving the defense of a mentally disabled and mentally ill lawful permanent resident facing deportation from the United States. Mr. Anderson was placed in removal proceedings in January 2007 for…

  23. Diggs v. Schultz

    Diggs v. Schultz is a lawsuit brought on behalf of the Congressional Black Caucus and other groups to invalidate the Byrd Amendment.

  24. Doe v. Constant

    Doe v. Constant is a civil case that was filed on behalf of three Haitian women who survived attempted killings, rapes, and other forms of torture at the hands of a Haitian paramilitary group led…

  25. Doe v. Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) and Anwar Haddam

    Jane Doe v. Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) and Anwar Haddam is a lawsuit brought on behalf of nine individuals and the Rassemblement Algerien des Femmes Democrates (RAFD) against the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) of Algeria…