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CCR represents demonstrators who have been wrongfully arrested and movements that have been infiltrated and spied on. For decades, the U.S. government has engaged in unlawful surveillance and attempted to expand Executive powers to monitor and intimidate activists, from the Black Panthers in the 1960’s and 70’s to the Central America Solidarity Movement in the 80’s to administration critics today. The right to dissent, for activists and citizens to protest government practices, is a right our nation’s founders recognized as one of the most fundamental and necessary liberties for a democratic society.
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Preventing the next terrorist attack is foremost on the minds of law enforcement. But Muslim groups have long complained that a surveillance program by New York police crossed the line. Tuesday, they pleaded their case…
MSNBCRachel Meeropol, Senior staff attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, dives into two big cases surrounding both the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and solitary confinement.
United States v. Johnson is a federal prosecution of two animal rights activists for allegedly liberating animals from fur farms in violation of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.
CCR, along with the Chicago civil rights law firm of Loevy & Loevy, is representing Professor Steven Salaita, whose appointment to a tenured faculty position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – for which…
Join CCR for our monthly First Wednesday event to talk about the federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA). Over the past decade, animal rights and environmental activists have been increasingly targeted for repression in what has come to be known the… Read More >>
February 19, 2015, Chicago – Today, attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) urged a federal court to dismiss a terrorism indictment against two animal rights activists alleged to have freed thousands of animals from Midwestern fur farms. The… Read More >>
United States v. United States District Court, briefed and argued before the Supreme Court by CCR in February 1972, arose out of a federal conspiracy prosecution in which the government admitted wiretapping the defendant without a warrant. Read More >>
United States v. Union Nacional de Trabajadores is a lawsuit that grew out of National Labor Relations Board v. Union Nacional de Trabajadores. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed the suit on behalf of the Puerto Rican Union Nacional… Read More >>