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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. Hamad v. Gates (amicus brief)

    In this amicus brief, filed in support of a former Guantánamo detainee's request that the Supreme Court review a lower court's dismissal of his case seeking damages for abuse he suffered in detention, CCR argues…

  2. Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (amicus)

    Hamdan v. Rumsfeld is a habeas corpus petition in which Salim Ahmed Hamdan challenged the authority and policy of military commissions at Guantánamo Bay.

  3. Hamdi v. Rumsfeld (amicus)

    Hamdi v. Rumsfeld is a case that challenged the arrest and denial of due process to U.S. citizen Yaser Esam Hamdi before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  4. Hamer v. Campbell

    Hamer v. Campell is a civil rights case which Fannie Lou Hamer brought against Cecil Campbell, the circuit clerk of Mississippi, for denying her and other Black people the right to register and vote.

  5. Harrington v. MTA

    Harrington v. MTA (Case No. 05-cv-3341 (E.D.N.Y.)) was a civil suit filed on behalf of Sikh subway motorman Kevin Harrington against the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), which attempted to prevent him from wearing…

  6. Harris v. McRae

    Harris v. McRae is a class action lawsuit brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) challenging federal restrictions on Medicaid funds for medically necessary abortions. In the wake of McRae, state court litigation challenging…

  7. Hassan v. City of New York

    Hassan v. City of New York, filed on June 6, 2012 in federal court in New Jersey, was brought on behalf of several New Jersey plaintiffs who were targeted and surveilled by the New York…

  8. Heidy v. United States Customs Service

    Heidy v. United States Customs Service is a case which challenged the authority of U.S. Customs officials to seize and copy the written materials of travelers to Nicaragua.

  9. Helen Todd v. Sintong Panjaitan

    Todd v. Panjaitan is a case filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in 1994 which charged Indonesian General Sinton Pangaitan with human rights abuses.

  10. Hess v. Schlesinger

    Hess v. Schlesinger is a civil rights case which challenged the treatment of women as an extension of their husbands. 

  11. Hicks v. United States

    David Hicks is an Australian citizen and one of the first men detained at Guantánamo Bay after 9/11. During the five and a half years he spent at Guantánamo, Mr. Hicks was regularly beaten, psychologically…

  12. Honduras: True Commission and CCR Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

    CCR has been involved in advocacy aimed to address systemic human rights violations in Honduras arising out of the June 28, 2009 military coup d’etat that ousted President Manuel Zelaya. We have advocated against the…

  13. Horman v. Kissinger

    Horman v. Kissinger is a lawsuit that charged former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the rest of the State Department with complicity in the detention and death of U.S. journalist Charles Horman during the…

  14. Ibrahim v. Department of Homeland Security

    Amicus brief in support of plaintiff challenging her inclusion on the no-fly list and seeking damages.

  15. In the Matter of Civilian Population of Chiapas

    In the Matter of Civilian Population of Chiapas is an emergency complaint that was filed in 1994 with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS) that sought to…

  16. In the Matter of Hamide and Shehadeh

    These two deportation cases involve two Palestinian activists, Khader Hamide and Michel Shehadeh, whom the government have attempted to deport since 1987. They argue that Hamide and Shehadeh’s lawful First Amendment activities, including distributing newspapers, participating…

  17. In the Matter of Randall

    In the Matter of Randall is a case in which Margaret Randall was stripped of her citizenship and later denied Green Card status by the INS due to her political beliefs.

  18. Jackson v. Allain

    Jackson v. Allain is a class action lawsuit that challenged Mississippi electoral law on the basis of racial discrimination.

  19. Japan's Comfort Women System (amicus)

    In collaboration with other organizations, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed an amicus brief supporting the rights of the victims of Japan’s comfort women system to sue for damages arising from sexual enslavement during…

  20. Jeanette Rankin Brigade v. Capitol Police

    Jeanette Rankin Brigade v. Capitol Police is a case in which the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) challenged the statute that prohibited demonstrating, walking, or standing in groups on Capitol grounds, charging that it was…

  21. Johnson v. Locke

    Johnson v. Locke is a lawsuit that intends to stop the government from using racially-biased arrest records as a strike against applicants for temporary positions with the U.S. Census Bureau in 2010.

  22. Juvenile Life Without Parole (Amicus Brief)

    CCR joined as an amicus in Graham v. Florida and Sullivan v. Florida, two cases that will evaluate how the Eighth Amendment’s clause on cruel and unusual punishment applies to sentencing juveniles.

  23. Khan Tumani, et al., v. Obama, et al.

    Khan Tumani, et al., v. Obama, el al., is a petition for habeas corpus filed on behalf Abdul Nasser Khan Tumani and Muhammed Khan Tumani, Syrian father and son who have been unlawfully detained in…

  24. Khan v. Obama/ Khan v. Gates

    CCR’s representation of Majid Khan involves two cases: Khan v. Obama, a habeas corpus petition filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and Khan v. Gates, a petition for review under…

  25. Khouzam v. Chertoff, et al. (amicus)

    In Khouzam v. Chertoff, et al., Egyptian citizen and Pennsylvania resident Sameh Sami S. Khouzam is challenging his removal to Egypt, where he feared he would be tortured. CCR filed an amicus brief in support…