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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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"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…

CCR Testimony before Presidential Task Force on 21st Century Policing

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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…

Human Rights Workshop: Litigating U.S. Targeted Killings of U.S. Citizens with Pardiss Kebriaei

Please join CCR Senior Staff Attorney Pardiss Kebriaei for a workshop at Yale Law School on U.S. targeted killings on February 19th. Pardiss Kebriaei is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center Constitutional Rights, which she joined in 2007. Her work… Read More >>

Policing and the Law: Legal Tools to Address Police Impunity

Recent events, including the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York, have returned the spotlight to the relationship between police departments and the communities they patrol. The nation has periodically – and often all… 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 >>