These Are the Americans on the No-Fly List Who Argued in Court Their Rights Had Been Violated and Won

By: Wednesday June 25, 2014 12:06 pm

Thirteen United States citizens represented by the American Civil Liberties Union sued the US government after they were prevented from flying over US airspace after January 1, 2009. They believed that they were on the No-Fly List because airline representatives, FBI agents and other government officials had informed them of this fact. But the government [...]

‘Inventing Terrorists’ Study Offers Critical Examination of Government’s Use of Preemptive Prosecutions

By: Monday June 9, 2014 11:05 am

Nearly ninety-five percent of individuals on a Justice Department list of “terrorism and terrorism-related convictions” from 2001-2010 included some elements of preemptive prosecution, according to a study by attorneys which they say is the first to “directly examine and critique preemptive prosecution and its abuses.” The study is called “Inventing Terrorists: The Lawfare of Preemptive [...]

Podcast: CCR Senior Attorney Rachel Meeropol on ‘Truly Kafkaesque’ Bureau of Prisons’ Policy for CMUs

By: Sunday May 4, 2014 11:10 am

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is currently in the middle of a lawsuit that challenges the Bureau of Prisons over its lack of due process for prisoners who are placed into what CCR refers to as “experimental prison units.” CCR also is seeking to hold high-ranking Bush-era officials accountable for engaging in racial and [...]

Communication Management Units: BOP’s Lack of Process Allows for Targeting of Muslims, Political Speech

By: Thursday April 24, 2014 4:07 pm

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), which has brought a lawsuit on behalf of prisoners placed in restrictive prison units known as Communications Management Units (CMUs), has revealed documentation that shows for the first time how people are designated for placement in CMUs, what they are told by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) when placed [...]

American Muslims Sue FBI for Allegedly Placing Them on No Fly List After They Refused to Become Informants

By: Wednesday April 23, 2014 10:53 am

A lawsuit brought on behalf of four American Muslim men has been filed against the FBI for allegedly punishing them by placing them on the No Fly List when they refused to become informants and spy on American Muslim communities. The case, Tanvir v. Holder, was filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and [...]

Appeal Filed in Lawsuit Against NYPD Spying on Muslims

By: Friday March 21, 2014 10:15 am

A group of Muslims in New Jersey, who are represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and Muslim Advocates, have appealed a decision in a lawsuit against spying by the New York Police Department. In February, federal Judge William J. Martini of the United States District Court of Newark accepted most if not all [...]

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NYPD Spying, Argues Associated Press Caused Muslims to Suffer

By: Friday February 21, 2014 9:44 am

A lawsuit alleging the New York Police Department’s surveillance programs had involved discrimination because the department targeted Muslims at mosques, schools and restaurants in New Jersey was dismissed by a federal judge. The federal judge, William J. Martini, in the United States District Court of Newark, accepted most if not all of the government’s arguments [...]

Podcast: American Muslims & What the Debate on NSA Surveillance Means for Them

By: Sunday January 26, 2014 9:55 am

Ever since the War on Terrorism began and the United States government started to engage in mass surveillance in the country and around the world, American Muslims have been warning this surveillance would eventually affect everyone in the country, not just Muslim communities. Documents provided to journalists by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have shown that [...]

NSA’s Targeting of Radical Muslims’ Porn Viewing Like Something Out of Hoover’s COINTELPRO

By: Wednesday November 27, 2013 10:33 am

Six individuals, who are each Muslim, were apparently targeted by the National Security Agency because they had engaged in “online promiscuity” or viewed pornographic websites, according to a top secret document from former NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and provided to Glenn Greenwald, Ryan Gallagher and Ryan Grim for Huffington Post. The tactic was developed in [...]

Muslim Teen Charged with Soliciting Murder of FBI Agent Who Posed as Terrorist to Push Him to Blow Up Bar

By: Friday September 6, 2013 6:56 pm

A nineteen year-old Muslim teen from a Chicago suburb, who already faced terrorism charges after an undercover FBI agent convinced him to try and blow up a downtown bar, has been charged with trying to have an FBI agent murdered. This case has largely flown under the radar, however, in recent weeks, it has been [...]

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