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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. 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…

  2. Killmon, et al. v. City of Miami, et al.

    Killmon, et al. v. City of Miami, et al. is a lawsuit brought on behalf of 21 activists to challenge the government’s assault on the civil rights of protesters through a deliberate and coordinated disruption…

  3. Kinoy v. District of Columbia

    Kinoy v. District of Columbia is a lawsuit that defended the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) founder and attorney Arthur Kinoy’s right and duty to vigorously plead his clients' cause.

  4. Kinoy v. Mitchell

    Kinoy v. Mitchell is a 1986 case which challenged government electronic surveillance on the grounds that it violates attorney-client privilege.

  5. Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.

    Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. is a lawsuit brought against Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., Shell Transport & Trading Co., Plc, and its wholly owned subsidiary Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC). The…

  6. Kiyemba v. Obama

    Kiyemba v. Obama is a habeas corpus petition filed in the D.C. District Court on behalf of 17 innocent Uighur men who have been imprisoned in Guantánamo Bay for almost seven years. The government acknowledged as…

  7. Kunstler v. City of New York

    Kunstler v. City of New York was a multi-plaintiff lawsuit filed against the New York Police Department for unlawfully arresting and detaining peaceful anti-war protesters for excessively long periods of time.

  8. Lebron v. National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)

    Lebron v. Amtrak is a civil suit in which Michael Lebron charged Amtrak with violating his First and Fifth Amendment rights by refusing to display his political artwork at New York’s Penn Station.

  9. Legal Support to the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York

    Activist and formerly imprisoned Haitian immigrant Jean Montrevil speaks to supporters after being released from the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Photo from New Sanctuary Movement website. CCR is providing legal support and…

  10. LGBTI Uganda Fights Back!

    Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Scott Lively     On March 14, 2012, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda, a non-profit umbrella organization for LGBTI advocacy groups in Uganda,…

  11. Local 1330, United States Steelworkers of America v. U.S. Steel (amicus)

    United States Steelworkers of America v. U.S. Steel is a case which fought to keep steel plants open in Youngstown, Ohio. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed an amicus curiae brief.

  12. Mamani, et al. v. Sánchez de Lozada / Mamani, et al. v. Sánchez Berzain

    Mamani, et al. v. Sánchez de Lozada and Sánchez Berzaín is a federal lawsuit filed against Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, the former President of Bolivia, and Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, the former Minister of Defense, charging both men for…

  13. Mamilla Cemetery in Jerusalem

    The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and other groups have filed a petition on behalf of the Palestinian descendants of those buried in an ancient Muslim cemetery, the Mamilla Cemetery, in Jerusalem. The petition, which…

  14. Manzanarez v. C&Y Sportswear, Nien Hsing Textile Co., Ltd. and Chentex Garments

    Manzanarez v. C&Y Sportswear, Nien Hsing Textile Co., Ltd. and Chentex Garments is a case that highlighted workers’ rights violations committed by C&Y Sportswear, Nien Hsing Textile Co., Ltd., and Chentex Garments in Nicaragua.

  15. Martha Wright v. Corrections Corporation of America

    Martha Wright v. Corrections Corporation of America is a civil rights case which challenged the monopolies that phone companies and the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) maintain in the prison systems of the United States.

  16. Martha Wright v. Corrections Corporation of America (FCC Petition)

    This FCC petition requests federal regulation of interstate prison telephone calling systems to ensure just telephone rates and adequate telephone services for prisoners.

  17. Martinez-Baca v. Suarez-Mason

    Martinez-Baca v. Suarez-Mason is a case in which Argentinean General Guillermo Suarez-Mason was charged with human rights abuses during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.

  18. Matar et al v. Dichter

    Matar v. Dichter is a federal class action lawsuit against Avi Dichter, former Director of Israel’s General Security Service (GSS), on behalf of Palestinians who were killed or injured in 2002, when a one-ton bomb…

  19. McSurely v. McClellan (1985)

    McSurely v. McClellan is a case that challenged congressional immunity for wrongdoing with regards to the illegal seizure and copying of written documents from the home of voting rights activists Alan and Margaret McSurely.

  20. Mehinovic v. Vuckovic

    Mehinovic v. Vuckovic is a civil lawsuit filed by the Center for Justice Accountability (CJA), with CCR as counsel, on behalf of four Bosnian Muslims who were tortured by a Bosnian Serb soldier at detention facilities across Bosnia-Herzegovina.

  21. Monell v. Department of Social Services

    Monell v. Department of Social Services is a case in which the New York City Board of Education awarded compensation for female employees who had been forced to take maternity leave.

  22. Movsesian, et al. v. Victoria Versicherung AG, et al. (amicus)

    In Movsesian, et al. v. Victoria Versicherung AG, et al., Plaintiffs are heirs of victims of the Armenian genocide who sued German corporations for unpaid insurance benefits.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that…

  23. Muntaqim v. Coombe (amicus)

    The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed an amicus brief in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Muntaqim v. Coombe that challenged the state law which disenfranchised those convicted of felonies…

  24. Murillo v. Micheletti

    Murillo, et al v. Micheletti is a case brought under the Alien Tort Statute for extrajudicial killing and persecution on behalf of the parents of Isis Obed Murillo, in partnership with El Comité de Familiares…

  25. National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) v. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE)

    Adem Carroll of the Muslim Progressive-Traditionalist Alliance speaking at the New York S-Comm vigil, on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011. (Photo by Marcus Yam, Special for the New Sanctuary Coalition.) FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON SECURE COMMUNITIES,…