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

From Daniels v. City of New York, the case that led to the dismantling of the notorious NYPD Street Crimes Unit responsible for killing Amadou Diallo, to our upcoming Supreme Court case which aims to close down Guantánamo and restore habeas corpus, CCR’s work demonstrates unwavering commitment to progressive principles, people’s movements and human rights.

A comprehensive collection of CCR's active cases, this list can be ordered by date or case name, and filtered by the issues to which they relate.

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  1. 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…

  2. 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.  …

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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,…

  6. Al-Bihani v. Obama

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

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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.…

  10. 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…

  11. 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    …

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Ba Odah v. Obama

    TARIQ BA ODAH Detained at Guantánamo since February 2002; Hunger-striking since 2006; Cleared for transfer since 2009        Tariq Ba Odah is a Yemeni-national who has been detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba since February 2002. He has a pending habeas corpus…

  18. Bandele v. City of New York

    Bandele v. City of New York is a federal civil rights lawsuit filed on behalf of three members of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement who were arrested while peacefully and lawfully videotaping NYPD officers.

  19. Barre v. Obama

    Mohammed Sulaymon Barre is a Somali citizen who was imprisoned in Guantánamo for nearly eight years. He held official refugee status granted by the United National High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and lived and worked freely…

  20. Belhas v. Ya’alon

    Belhas v. Ya’alon is a class action lawsuit filed against retired Israeli Lieutenant General Moshe Ya’alon that charges him…

  21. Blackman Hinds v. Holder (Amicus Brief)

    Blackman v. Holder is one of several cases in which the Center for Constitutional Rights has submitted amicus briefs in support of non-citizens seeking relief from immigration detention. It involves a challenge to the deportation…

  22. Blum v. Holder

    Blum v. Holder is a federal lawsuit challenging the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) as an unconstitutional infringement on free speech. The plaintiffs are five longtime animal rights activists whose advocacy work has been chilled…

  23. Boumediene v. Bush / Al Odah v. United States

    On June 28, 2004, the Supreme Court held in Rasul v. Bush, that the nearly-600 men imprisoned by the U.S. government in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba had a right of access to the federal courts, via…

  24. Bowoto v. Chevron

    Bowoto v. Chevron is a class action lawsuit charging Chevron/Texaco Corporation with gross violations of human rights including extrajudicial killing; crimes against humanity; and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment in the Niger Delta region. It…

  25. Brown, et al. v. Snyder, et al.

    On June 22, 2011 CCR, The Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice, Goodman & Hurwitz, The Sanders Law Firm, and Miller Cohen PLC filed a case on behalf of 28 Michigan residents challenging the…