Racial, Gender and Economic Justice

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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 Testimony before IACHR on Race and Criminal Justice in the US

"A Systemic Failure": New Calls for Reform as Feds Rule Out Civil Rights Charges for Darren Wilson

The Justice Department has reportedly concluded it will not bring civil rights charges against police officer Darren Wilson for shooting unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. On Wednesday, The New York Times reported…

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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…

May Freedom Flicks: Call Me Kuchu

The Bertha Justice Institute and the Center for Constitutional Rights are proud to invite you to a free screening of Call Me Kuchu. We will be joined for conversation following the film by award-winning Call Me Kuchu filmmaker Malika Zouhali-Worrall,… Read More >>

Save the Date and Pack the Court: Solitary Confinement Trial Begins 12/7/2015

Join CCR to pack the courtroom for trial in a landmark class action lawsuit challenging decades of solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison, Ashker et al. v. Brown. The case is brought on behalf of hundreds of prisoners held… 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 >>