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CCR was born out of the Civil Rights movement, and racial, gender and economic justice have been cornerstones of our docket throughout our history. From pioneering pro-choice and anti-domestic violence cases, to fighting employment discrimination and racial profiling, CCR finds innovative ways to challenge the status quo and support activists and movements engaged around these central questions of injustice.

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Ferguson Legal Defense Committee Issues 48-Hour Emergency Call To Action & All-Points Bulletin

To All People of Conscience: The Ferguson Legal Defense Committee (FLDC) has issued the following EMERGENCY…

Take Action: Honor the Pelican Bay SHU Prisoners' Demands

Tell the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to honor the demands of the…

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CCR Written Testimony for Senate Judiciary Committee December 2014 Hearing on State of Civil and Human Rights

Vince Warren on All In with Chris Hayes, on Eric Garner case

The law and the Eric Garner case Chris Hayes asks why the chokehold death case did not result in a grand jury indictment.

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Ashker v. Brown

On May 31, 2012, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison who have spent between 10 and 28 years in solitary confinement.  The…

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…

This Stops Today 11 Days of Action - December 10-20 2014

#This Stops Today  #11 Days of Action calls for an end to discriminatory and abusive policing and other systemic changes. CCR has signed on to endorse these #11DaysofAction and its accompanying 11 demands.   For a full list of events, visit: www.thisstopstoday.org, a… Read More >>

CCR Executive Director Responds to Grand Jury Failure to Indict NYPD Officer Who Killed Eric Garner

December 3, 2014, New York – Today, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Executive Director Vincent Warren released the following statement in response to the news that the Grand Jury in the Eric Garner case failed to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the police… Read More >>

Daniels, et al. v. the City of New York

In 1999, CCR filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to challenge the NYPD’s policy of conducting stop-and-frisks without reasonable suspicion of criminal activity as required by the Fourth Amendment.… Read More >>

Wright v. Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, et al.

Wright v. Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, et al. is a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), together with attorneys from the National Conference of Black Lawyers and the National Lawyers Guild, that challenged the constitutionality… Read More >>