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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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From DemocracyNow, November 30, 2012:
Center for Constitutional Rights, Culture Project, and Drug Policy Alliance produced this critical conversation about NYPD's stop, question and frisk policy. Featuring CCR Executive Director Vincent Warren and special guest Rha Goddess!
CCR filed a friend of the court brief in this surveillance case before the Supreme Court on the question of whether plaintiffs who have been forced to change their behavior to avoid government surveillance have…
Rahim v FBI is a federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation filed in the District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana…
Please join CCR President Emeritus Michael Ratner for A Festival of Conscience on Friday, April 12th. Michael will speak in a free* post-show dialogue alongside Victoria Brittain of Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror. A Festival of Conscience is a… Read More >>
February 26, 2013, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s dismissal of a case challenging the expansion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: 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 >>