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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. Bush Torture Indictment

    Canada In 2011, CCR and the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) lodged a detailed and lengthy indictment setting forth the case against former U.S. president George W. Bush with the Attorney General of Canada, urging…

  2. Campo Algodonero v. United Mexican States (Juarez Killings, Amicus Brief)

    CCR joined as an amicus in urging the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to determine that the longstanding failure to investigate, prosecute, or prevent the crimes in this case (three in a series of hundreds…

  3. Casas-Castrillon v. Lockyer (amicus)

    Casas-Castrillon v. Lockyer is one of several cases in which the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) has signed on as amicus curiae to support non-citizens seeking relief from immigration detention. It involves a challenge to…

  4. CCR Advocacy around Hydraulic Fracturing and the Human Right to Water

    On February 22, 2011, CCR and the Columbia Law School Environmental Law Clinic wrote a letter of advisement to the United Nations Independent Expert on the Issue of Human Rights Obligations Related to Access to…

  5. CCR and the ACLU v. OFAC & Al-Aulaqi v. Obama

    On August 3, 2010, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Treasury Department and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to challenge the legality…

  6. CCR v. Department of Defense/Gaza Freedom Flotilla FOIA

    On May 31, 2010, a six-boat flotilla, carrying more than 700 civilians from almost 40 countries seeking to bring humanitarian and rebuilding supplies to the Gaza Strip as well as to break the Israeli blockade…

  7. 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…

  8. 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.

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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. …

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. Doe v. Lumintang

    Doe v. Lumintang is a federal civil lawsuit against the ex-Vice Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Army, Johny Lumintang filed on behalf of six East Timorese activists who survived the systematic campaign of violence…

  23. Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al.

    Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al. is a federal class action lawsuit filed against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the City of New York that challenges the NYPD's…

  24. FOIA: Ghost Detention and Extraordinary Rendition Case

    The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), in collaboration with Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), and Washington Square Legal Services (WSLS), filed this lawsuit against the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of State…

  25. Frazier v. Florida Department of Education (Amicus brief)

    The Center for Constitutional Rights and the public interest organization Public Good joined together to submit an amicus brief in support of the Petition for Writ of Certiorari in this case. The Frazier case and…