CUNY Law professor Ramzi Kassem and students in the CLEAR project participated in lawsuits leading up to a landmark settlement regarding surveillance targeting Muslims.
The faculty and students working at the intersection of constitutional rights and counterterrorism policies had a precedent setting victory, with the reinstatement of a client’s unfairly revoked passport.
CLEAR’s work with Uzbek immigrants who were recently questioned by law enforcement and a Yemeni-American man whose US passport was unfairly revoked was recently featured in the New York Times.
Imagine you’re about to walk out of your home to head to work. But as you open the door, you see someone waiting for you who claims to be a law enforcement agent.
In The Nation magazine, Diala Shamas discusses the similarities between the surveillance on American Muslims by both the New York Police Department and the FBI.
In an online debate in The New York Times, CUNY Law’s Diala Shamas responds to an op-ed piece which looks at why President Obama should name New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly as the next Homeland Security Director.
The American Civil Liberties Union, the New York Civil Liberties Union, and the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project of Main Street Legal Services, Inc. at CUNY School of Law, are bringing a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department on behalf of Muslim New Yorkers.
Yesterday, the New York Times featured an online debate between Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and Eric Posner, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, over the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance activities.
CUNY Law’s Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project and its recent report , Mapping Muslims: NYPD Spying and Its Impact on American Muslims, received the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Excellence In a Public Interest Case or Project Award.
Professor Ramzi Kassem spoke with WNYC about New York Representative Peter King’s call for increased surveillance of Muslim American communities in the wake of the bombings in Boston, Mass.
Diala Shamas’s op-ed in today’s New York Daily News describes the impact that 10 years of spying by the New York Police Department has had on Muslim communities in the city.
In an op-ed in Aljazeera, Diala Shamas, a Liman Fellow at the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project, and Nermeen Arastu, a volunteer attorney with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), discuss the impact of NYPD surveillance on American Muslims.
March 11, 2013 – American Muslim civil liberties groups released a new report today, Mapping Muslims: NYPD Spying and Its Impact on American Muslims, documenting the devastating impacts of the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) extensive surveillance program that targeted American Muslims throughout the Northeast and spread outrage throughout the nation.
In an article on the Huffington Post, Professor Ramzi Kassem discusses the controversy surrounding the new film Zero Dark Thirty, which “leaves viewers with the false impression that torture led to the killing of Usama bin Laden.”
Prof. Ramzi Kassem talks about the role of undercover stings in a recent Wall Street Journal article. Professor Kassem directs CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic and the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility Project.
This American Life and AlterNet featured CUNY Law’s Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (CLEAR) Project.
Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall will honor the CUNY Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project at the Fourth Annual Iftar Program on July 25th, 2012, for its dedication to training Muslim, Arab, and South Asian New Yorkers to know their civil rights.
In The Nation magazine’s July 2nd issue, “Islamophobia: Anatomy of an American Panic,” Professor Ramzi Kassem shares the history and impact of the surveillance of Muslim communities in “The Long Roots of the NYPD Spying Program.” Professor Kassem directs CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic and the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility Project.
Amna Akbar joined the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (CLEAR) project of the Immigrant & Refugee Rights Clinic in fall 2011 as a supervising attorney and adjunct professor
Diala Shamas is one of only seven recipients of Yale Law School’s Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship this year.
Democracy Now! featured Professor Ramzi Kassem in its story about the 10th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo. Prof. Kassem, who serves as counsel to some Guantánamo detainees, spoke about the hunger strike and peaceful protests
On Thursday, November 17, students invited a panel of speakers to educate the CUNY Law community on racial profiling. The panel, “Restoring Justice: Reflections on Racial Profiling in a Post 9/11 America,” was sponsored
Professors Ramzi Kassem and Amna Akbar set the record straight on the facts about CUNY Law’s Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) Project.
Professor Ramzi Kassem, Director of CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic, provides a close look at the impact of post 9/11 counterterrorism policies
A new report from the Associated Press states that the New York Police Department has been using covert surveillance on Muslims in New York since 9/11. At a news conference held by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in response to the report, Ramzi Kassem