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State governments in New York, Maryland, and Illinois have introduced legislation that would deny or…
August 5, 2014, Washington, D.C. – Last night, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) asked…
July 11, 2014, New York – Last night, dozens of organizations and individuals representing diverse…
CCR Appeals Judge’s Refusal to Grant Public, Press Access to Proceedings in Alleged Wiki-leaker Case
May 24, 2012, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a petition requesting the Army Court of Criminal Appeals to order the Judge in the court martial of alleged Wikileaks leaker Private Bradley Manning to grant the public and press access to the government’s motion papers, the court’s own orders, and transcripts of proceedings, none of which have been made public to date. In addition, the petition challenges the fact that substantive legal matters in the court martial – including a pretrial publicity order – have been argued and decided in secret.
The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.