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An up-to-date archive of major press coverage of CCR's work and opinion pieces. Articles are available either on the original publisher's site or as a PDF.

  1. Federal Judge Dismisses Police Harassment Claims by Activist Groups at Pittsburgh’s G-20

    Democracy Now! 10/06/2009 - 16:12

    The CCR represented Seeds of Peace and Three Rivers Climate Convergence charging that police used illegal searches, vehicle seizures, raids and detentions to discourage protests at the G20 Summit. A federal judge ruled against the…

  2. Police Harassment Greets G-20 Protesters

    The Nation 10/06/2009 - 15:32

    The Center for Constitutional Rights presented arguments before US District Court Judge Gary Lancaster describing a pattern of unconstitutional searches and seizures on the part of local law enforcement against protest groups at the G20 Summit.

  3. Initial court appearances for New Orleans criminal suspects often short on information, researchers say

    The Times-Picayune 10/06/2009 - 15:24

    Defendants coming through Orleans Parish criminal court often don't receive an informed determination of whether police had evidence to justify their arrest, as required by federal and state law, the CCR argued in a brief filed this…

  4. Protesters Seek Access At Summit

    Wall Street Journal 10/06/2009 - 15:06

    CCR case promotes right to dissent, seeking permits for protesters at G20 summit.

  5. Judge Rules Pittsburgh Must Allow Protest at G20

    New York Times 10/06/2009 - 13:32

    In the CCR's case over the denial of permits to G20 protest groups, a judge ruled to grant permits to 3 of the groups and to permit the use of a park for a tent-city…

  6. Why Is Obama Still Using Blackwater?

    The Nation 10/06/2009 - 13:17

    Details pattern of abuses committed by members of Blackwater and the Obama administration's continued use of the security firm. CCR attorney Susan Burke comments on Blackwater abuses, specifically the practice of "night-hunting".

  7. Are Ex-Bush Officials Liable For Post-Sept. 11 Acts?

    NPR 10/06/2009 - 12:59

    Should former Bush Administration officials be held legally accountable for their actions? CCR executive director Vince Warren says that accountability is the best way to ensure that government employees will comply with the rule of…

  8. Immigrant Finds Path Out of Maze of Detention

    New York Times 10/06/2009 - 12:33

    Profile of a mentally ill immigrant's unjustly prolonged detention. The CCR and other civil liberties advocates argue that certain protections, including the appointment of counsel to anyone with a mental disability, should be provided for immigrants…

  9. Split Ruling for Protestors At Group of 20 Gathering

    New York Times 09/29/2009 - 10:49

    A federal judge orders Pittsburgh to allow a group's tent city protest during the G20 summit. CCR represented the groups that filed the the complaint.

  10. Welcome to the 'Club'

    The New York Times 07/29/2009 - 11:26

    Gates's arrest hits a nerve with black men.