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  1. The crime of punishment at Pelican Bay State Prison.

    The San Francisco Chronicle, May 31st 2012 06/04/2012 - 14:26

    Now fellow SHU inmates and I have joined together with the Center for Constitutional Rights in a federal lawsuit that challenges this treatment as unconstitutional. I understand I broke the law, and I have lost…

  2. Pelican Bay Prisoners Sue To End 'Torture' of Long-Term Solitary Confinement.

    The Huffington Post, May 31st 2012 06/04/2012 - 14:20

    The prolonged use of solitary confinement at a high-security prison in California "strips prisoners of their basic humanity" and amounts to illegal torture, a human rights group charged in a federal lawsuit filed on Thursday…

  3. Prisoners challenge legality of solitary confinement lasting more than a decade.

    The Guardian, May 31st 2012 06/04/2012 - 14:16

    California's prison system is facing an unprecedented lawsuit which accuses it of operating an unconstitutional and "uniquely harsh regime" in which hundreds of prisoners have spent a decade or more locked in solitary confinement.

  4. Rights Group Joins Lawsuit over Solitary CA Cells

    Associated Press, May 31st 201206/04/2012 - 14:11

    On Thursday, lawyers for the Center for Constitutional Rights took over the lawsuit and filed a revised case on behalf of hundreds of Pelican Bay prisoners who have served more than 10 years in the…

  5. MTA Turban Policy: NYC Transit Allows Sikh And Muslim Employees To Wear Turbans Without Agency Logo

    Huffington Post, May 30 2012 05/31/2012 - 12:27

    Sikh and Muslim transit workers in New York City are celebrating the settlement of a federal lawsuit that will allow them to wear turbans on the job, in public and without affixing Metropolitan Transit Authority…

  6. Choking Off Coverage of Bradley Manning's Court-Martial

    Huffington Post, May 25 2012 05/25/2012 - 00:00

    For accused WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning, none of the court's orders have been published; none of the transcripts have been released, and none of the government filings have been posted.

  7. Can Obama Say He's Sorry?

    The Nation, May 21 2012 05/23/2012 - 12:27

    Can the President say he’s sorry to an innocent man whom the United States delivered to Syria to be tortured? Sixty thousand Americans have done so, signing a petition that begins, “I apologize to Maher…

  8. Obama Might Want to Look Forward in 2012, but America's Torture Legacy Will Keep Staring Back

    Truthout, May 18 2012 05/18/2012 - 00:00

    In 2002, Maher Arar was stopped while on a layover at John F. Kennedy International Airport on his way home to Canada. US officials detained Arar for two weeks and then told him…

  9. Judge Grants Class-Action Status to Stop-and-Frisk Suit

    New York Times, May 16 2012 05/17/2012 - 12:12

    A federal judge on Wednesday granted class-action status to a lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk tactics, saying she was disturbed by the city’s “deeply troubling apathy towards New Yorkers’…

  10. Reform Stop-and-Frisk

    New York Times, May 16 201205/16/2012 - 11:46

    Judge Shira Scheindlin of Federal District Court spoke up for the constitutional rights of blacks and Hispanics on Wednesday by granting class-action status to a lawsuit that accuses the New York Police Department of using…