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Op-Ed News
Standing Firm for Reform at the American Psychological Associationconfinement, sensory deprivation, and the exploitation of fear and hopelessness
Standing Firm for Reform at the American Psychological Association
Op-Ed News / Posted 5 days ago
confinement, sensory deprivation, and the exploitation of fear and hopelessness. Likewise, in a 2009 report from the Center for Constitutional Rights, conditions of confinement for many Guantanamo detainees were recognized as "harshly... Read more
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The Hill
Ending local detention quotas, secret perks for corporations in federal contracts and profiting off jailing immigrant familiesoff immigration detention – are moral and financial quicksand. Ghita Schwarz i
Ending local detention quotas, secret perks for corporations in federal contracts and profiting off jailing immigrant families
The Hill / Posted 7 days ago
off immigration detention – are moral and financial quicksand. Ghita Schwarz is a senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Silky Shah is co-director of Detention Watch Network. The organizations have been... Read more
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Aljazeera
Tortured Saudi pleads for transfer from Guantanamothe accuracy of the government's factual account of his past actions", Shane Ka
Tortured Saudi pleads for transfer from Guantanamo
Aljazeera / Posted 9 days ago
the accuracy of the government's factual account of his past actions", Shane Kadidal, a senior managing attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights and a lawyer representing Qahtani, told Al Jazeera in an email. Today, Qahtani is said to... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Experts say surveillance of Muslims breeds mistrust, wastes resourcesmind, not race, creed or color.’” The suit is still active in federal court in
Experts say surveillance of Muslims breeds mistrust, wastes resources
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 10 days ago
mind, not race, creed or color.’” The suit is still active in federal court in Newark. Azmy, who is legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, said he doubted that any law enforcement official in the country would endorse widespread... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Experts say surveillance of Muslims wastes resources, breeds mistrustmind, not race, creed or color.’” The suit is still active in federal court in
Experts say surveillance of Muslims wastes resources, breeds mistrust
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 10 days ago
mind, not race, creed or color.’” The suit is still active in federal court in Newark. Azmy, who is legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, said he doubted that any law enforcement official in the country would endorse widespread... Read more
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The Forward
No Witness Heard ‘Zionist Pig’ At Brooklyn College — Charges of Anti-Semitism ‘Trumped-Up’at the City University of New York,” a statement from Palestine Legal said. Ma
No Witness Heard ‘Zionist Pig’ At Brooklyn College — Charges of Anti-Semitism ‘Trumped-Up’
The Forward / Posted 13 days ago
at the City University of New York,” a statement from Palestine Legal said. Maria LaHood, deputy legal director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, said that Aly and DeAngelis deserve an apology from Brooklyn College. By immediately... Read more
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Salon.com
“Shame on Cuomo”: New Yorkers protest “McCarthyite” blacklist of supporters of Israel boycott movement BDSestablishes a discriminatory “blacklist” that “raises serious First Amendment c
“Shame on Cuomo”: New Yorkers protest “McCarthyite” blacklist of supporters of Israel boycott movement BDS
Salon.com / Posted 14 days ago
establishes a discriminatory “blacklist” that “raises serious First Amendment concerns.” Baher Azmy, legal director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, called the new policy “plainly unconstitutional in its McCarthyist vision.” More than 300... Read more
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The Forward
After Four Months, Students Cleared of ‘Zionist Pig’ Charge for Lack of Witnessesthen the pressure is being put on us,” DeAngelis said in a previous interview.
After Four Months, Students Cleared of ‘Zionist Pig’ Charge for Lack of Witnesses
The Forward / Posted 15 days ago
then the pressure is being put on us,” DeAngelis said in a previous interview. Maria LaHood, deputy legal director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, said in a statement that Aly and DeAngelis deserve an apology from Brooklyn College. By... Read more
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The Forward
After Four Months, Students Cleared of Anti-Semitism for Lack of Witnessesthen the pressure is being put on us,” DeAngelis said in a previous interview.
After Four Months, Students Cleared of Anti-Semitism for Lack of Witnesses
The Forward / Posted 15 days ago
then the pressure is being put on us,” DeAngelis said in a previous interview. Maria LaHood, deputy legal director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, said that Aly and DeAngelis deserve an apology from Brooklyn College. By immediately... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
The Supposedly Liberal NY Review of Books Published a Very Strange Review of Chomsky's Latesthuman rights organizations—American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty Internationa
The Supposedly Liberal NY Review of Books Published a Very Strange Review of Chomsky's Latest
Naked Capitalism / Posted 16 days ago
human rights organizations—American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), Center for Constitutional Rights, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, Human Rights Clinic (Columbia Law... Read more
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Salon.com
The new McCarthyism is pro-Israel: Legal groups slam NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo for creating “unconstitutional” blacklist of BDS supportersorganizations and social justice groups slammed Cuomo for the executive order.
The new McCarthyism is pro-Israel: Legal groups slam NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo for creating “unconstitutional” blacklist of BDS supporters
Salon.com / Posted 18 days ago
organizations and social justice groups slammed Cuomo for the executive order. Baher Azmy, legal director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, said “Governor Cuomo’s measure is illegitimate and an obvious pander. Procedurally, he... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycottsattorney calls the action "21st century McCarthyism." Baher Azmy, the legal di
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycotts
Lake Placid News / Posted 19 days ago
attorney calls the action "21st century McCarthyism." Baher Azmy, the legal director of the New York-based nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights, said that with the executive order, Cuomo bypassed the state legislature and what Azmy... Read more
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Marshalltown Times-Republican
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycottsto the order, and those who end up on the list may appeal. Baher Azmy, the leg
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycotts
Marshalltown Times-Republican / Posted 19 days ago
to the order, and those who end up on the list may appeal. Baher Azmy, the legal director of the New York-based nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights, said that with the executive order, Cuomo bypassed the state legislature and what Azmy... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycottsattorney calls the action "21st century McCarthyism." Baher Azmy, the legal di
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycotts
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 19 days ago
attorney calls the action "21st century McCarthyism." Baher Azmy, the legal director of the New York-based nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights, said that with the executive order, Cuomo bypassed the state legislature and what Azmy... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycottsactivities targeting Israel, directly or through a parent or subsidiary.” Bahe
Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycotts
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 19 days ago
activities targeting Israel, directly or through a parent or subsidiary.” Baher Azmy, the legal director of the nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights, says Cuomo’s action violates the First Amendment protection of free speech and is a form of... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycottsmust compile a list of businesses and groups engaged in activities targeting Is
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycotts
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 19 days ago
must compile a list of businesses and groups engaged in activities targeting Israel. Baher Azmy, of the nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights, says Cuomo's action violates free speech and is a form of "21st century McCarthyism." The... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycottsmust compile a list of businesses and groups engaged in activities targeting Is
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycotts
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 19 days ago
must compile a list of businesses and groups engaged in activities targeting Israel. Baher Azmy, of the nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights, says Cuomo's action violates free speech and is a form of "21st century McCarthyism." The... Read more
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NBC New York
Cuomo Directs State Agencies to Divest Funds Linked to Israel Boycottsto the order, and those who end up on the list may appeal. Baher Azmy, the leg
Cuomo Directs State Agencies to Divest Funds Linked to Israel Boycotts
NBC New York / Posted 19 days ago
to the order, and those who end up on the list may appeal. Baher Azmy, the legal director of the New York-based nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights, said that with the executive order, Cuomo bypassed the state legislature and what Azmy... Read more
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Salon.com
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycottsmust compile a list of businesses and groups engaged in activities targeting Is
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycotts
Salon.com / Posted 19 days ago
must compile a list of businesses and groups engaged in activities targeting Israel. Baher Azmy, of the nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights, says Cuomo’s action violates free speech and is a form of “21st century McCarthyism.” The... Read more
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Salon.com
NY Gov. Cuomo signs “unconstitutional, McCarthyite” pro-Israel exec. order punishing BDS boycott movementgroups who support a boycott of Israel on behalf of Palestinian human rights.
NY Gov. Cuomo signs “unconstitutional, McCarthyite” pro-Israel exec. order punishing BDS boycott movement
Salon.com / Posted 19 days ago
groups who support a boycott of Israel on behalf of Palestinian human rights. Prominent legal organizations including the Center for Constitutional Rights, National Lawyers Guild, the New York Civil Liberties Union and Palestine Legal say these... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycottsmust compile a list of businesses and groups engaged in activities targeting Is
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycotts
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 19 days ago
must compile a list of businesses and groups engaged in activities targeting Israel. Baher Azmy, of the nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights, says Cuomo's action violates free speech and is a form of "21st century McCarthyism." The... Read more
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ABC News
Gov. Cuomo: NY Must Divest Funds Linked to Israel Boycottsattorney calls the action "21st century McCarthyism." Baher Azmy, the legal di
Gov. Cuomo: NY Must Divest Funds Linked to Israel Boycotts
ABC News / Posted 19 days ago
attorney calls the action "21st century McCarthyism." Baher Azmy, the legal director of the New York-based nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights, said that with the executive order, Cuomo bypassed the state legislature and what Azmy... Read more
26 related stories
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycottsmust compile a list of businesses and groups engaged in activities targeting Is
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycotts
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 19 days ago
must compile a list of businesses and groups engaged in activities targeting Israel. Baher Azmy, of the nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights, says Cuomo's action violates free speech and is a form of "21st century McCarthyism." The... Read more
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Newsmax
Gov. Cuomo: NY Must Divest Funds Linked to Israel Boycottsto the order, and those who end up on the list may appeal. Baher Azmy, the leg
Gov. Cuomo: NY Must Divest Funds Linked to Israel Boycotts
Newsmax / Posted 19 days ago
to the order, and those who end up on the list may appeal. Baher Azmy, the legal director of the New York-based nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights, said that with the executive order, Cuomo bypassed the state legislature and what Azmy... Read more
26 related stories
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycottsmust compile a list of businesses and groups engaged in activities targeting Is
Gov. Cuomo: NY must divest funds linked to Israel boycotts
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 19 days ago
must compile a list of businesses and groups engaged in activities targeting Israel. Baher Azmy, of the nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights, says Cuomo's action violates free speech and is a form of "21st century McCarthyism." The... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Brooklyn College Students Cleared at Controversial Disciplinary Hearingfalsely stating that the group of students had made “anti-Jewish comments” at t
Brooklyn College Students Cleared at Controversial Disciplinary Hearing
CommonDreams.org / Posted 24 days ago
falsely stating that the group of students had made “anti-Jewish comments” at the meeting. Palestine Legal and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) represented the two students at the hearing and are urging Brooklyn College President... Read more
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The Hill
Senate contradicts itself on Gitmorestrictions would stay in place and thus in their view prevent the facility’s
Senate contradicts itself on Gitmo
The Hill / Posted 25 days ago
restrictions would stay in place and thus in their view prevent the facility’s closure. But Wells Dixon, a lawyer at the Center for Constitutional Rights who is representing some detainees, is hopeful the guilty plea provision will be a big help... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
SDSU Faculty Send Letter Condemning Hirshman's Handling Of Horowitz Fliersask Hirshman to issue a statement denouncing allegations against the students.
SDSU Faculty Send Letter Condemning Hirshman's Handling Of Horowitz Fliers
KPBS San Diego / Posted 28 days ago
ask Hirshman to issue a statement denouncing allegations against the students. In another open letter to Hirshman, the Center for Constitutional Rights and National Lawyer's Guild suggests the fliers accuse the students of committing a federal... Read more

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