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Press Releases

May 11, 2016, New York – The Center for Constitutional Rights is sad to release the following statement on the occasion of the passing of the Center’s president emeritus Michael Ratner: From Attica...

CCR in the News

May 23, 2016

CCR in the News

The Obama administration is defending former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and his FBI director Robert Mueller III in the U.S. Supreme Court over claims they are liable for their roles in the roundup and detention of Muslim, Arab and South Asian men following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist...
May 23, 2016

Blog Post

Last September, in Ashker v. Governor of California , California prisoners reached an historic settlement agreement with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) that is bringing an end to indefinite solitary confinement in California prisons. The Settlement Agreement...
CCR Blog
Todd Ashker
May 19, 2016

CCR in the News

Uncles don’t fare terribly well in history or literature. From Creon to Claudius, Uncle Sam to Uncle Scar, the role of Father’s younger or Mother’s older brother tends to be a dubious one, shaded by jealousy, vengefulness, and a penchant for fratricide. There are exceptions, to be sure: Pip’s sweet...
May 12, 2016

Blog Post

It is with a very heavy heart that we write to tell you of a great loss to our family. Today, we lost one of the great social justice warriors of our time, Michael Ratner. In July 2015, Michael fell ill. But he fought his illness in the same manner as he did all of the injustices he encountered for...
CCR Blog
May 17, 2016

CCR in the News

Animal rights activists, who conditionally pled guilty to conspiring to violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, have appealed a federal district court’s ruling in their case and renewed their challenge against the law’s constitutionality. Kevin Johnson and Tyler Lang were indicted in 2014...

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