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Ten years have passed since Bush administration lawyers drafted the infamous"torture memos" that provided legal cover…
June 11, 2013, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the…
June 10, 2013, New York— Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit…
James Madison once said that “a popular government without information or the means of acquiring it is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both.” The challenge Madison noted two centuries ago is at the same time more and less complex today than ever before. While the amount of information necessary both to govern well and to be a responsible citizen is vastly greater today, the technical means of acquiring and disseminating vital information has improved in ways Madison could not have imagined.
This guide attempts to provide concrete answers to questions such as:
Please remember: while we hope to bring you the most accurate and up to date information possible, professional legal advice should be sought in all cases. While the Center for Constitutional Rights does not have the capacity to provide individual criminal representation, your state bar associations should be able to make attorney referrals, including to those who provide pro-bono services.