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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.
Contact the White House through this email link and call 202-456-1111 (comments), 202-456-1414 (switchboard) or…
Search and seizure and the 4th Amendment Chris Hayes talks with Vince Warren, executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, about encroachment upon civil liberties, both physically and via data collection.
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 was 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…
CCR is proud to co-sponsor this important Rally Against Mass Surveillance on the October 26, 2013, the 12th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Patriot Act. Read More >>
September 6, 2013, New York – Today, in Floyd v. City of New York, a federal class action lawsuit that successfully challenged the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) stop-and-frisk practices, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel Beldock,… 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 >>