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Intellectually disabled man wrongfully convicted as a teen wins release after 20+ years in prison

Corey Williams, who was wrongfully convicted at age 16 by prosecutors who acted with no regard for truth or justice, will finally regain his freedom after more than 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

In response to a petition filed by the MacArthur Justice Center in the U.S. Supreme Court, Caddo Parrish District Attorney James Stewart has agreed to stop its defense of this tragic injustice and release Mr. Williams’ immediately.

13 Muslim, Faith-Based, and Civil Rights Community Orgs File Amicus Brief In Support of Guantánamo Bay Muslim Detainees

Washington, DC – Today, Muslim Advocates and the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center filed an amicus brief on behalfof 13 Muslim, faith-based, and civil rights community organizations in support of Guantánamo Bay detainees for whom the Center for Constitutional Rights filed habeas petitions last week.  At issue in these cases is whether President Donald Trump’s blanket policy against release or transfer of any of Guantánamo’s Muslim detainees, regardless of their individualized circumstances, is unlawful under the Due Process Clause of the U.S. Constitution and exceeds the authority granted to the President by the Authorization for Use of Military Force (“AUMF”).

MacArthur Justice Center and Muslim Advocates File Amicus Brief Challenging Refugee Ban 3.0

A federal district court in Seattle hearing a challenge to Trump’s latest ban on refugees now has before it a comprehensive record of President Trump’s intentions to ban Muslims from entering the country and the discriminatory, bigoted language he has used to advance this objective. 

First Brief in Opposing Trump’s Muslim Ban Filed in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court has before it a comprehensive record of Donald Trump’s hatred of Muslims, detailed in a friend-of-the-court brief, filed today by the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center.

Amir H. Ali commentary: "Trump's travel ban is a test for the US supreme court – and the country"

The US supreme court will soon decide whether to repeat one of the most shameful moments in American history. On Thursday, 10 judges on the US court of appeals for the fourth circuit voted to uphold a lower court’s order blocking President Trump’s Executive Order No 13780, which would have banned people from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

MJC represents Muslim Advocates in lawsuits seeking information about privacy and profiling abuses at U.S. borders and airports

WASHINGTON – The MacArthur Justice Center has filed a pair of federal lawsuits seeking court orders that would require the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release information about how federal officials have treated Muslim travelers, as well as those perceived to be Muslim, at U.S. borders and airports. 

MacArthur Justice Center shows that travel ban is part of President Trump’s “targeted and sustained attack on Muslims”

WASHINGTON, DC — In briefs filed with federal appeals courts considering the Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban, the MacArthur Justice Center has urged the court not to overlook President Trump’s extensive record of animus toward people of the Muslim faith and documented his “targeted and sustained attack on Muslims.”

Federal Judge Issues TRO of Trump's Latest Executive Order Banning Visas for People from Six Muslim-majority Countries

U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson issued a temporary restraining order stopping implementation of President Trump’s new executive order to bar the issuance of new visas to citizens of six Muslim-majority countries.

MacArthur Justice Center Urges Courts to Block President Trump’s Latest Muslim Ban

The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center urged federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland to approve requests for a temporary restraining order blocking implementation of President Trump’s latest executive order banning visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries.

Civil Rights Groups Urge Release of Information on Unlawful Profiling and Surveillance Under President Trump’s Muslim Ban Executive Orders

Yesterday, the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center and Muslim Advocates urged the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release key documents pertaining to the potential targeting of Muslims, and individuals perceived to be Muslim, during travel through the nation’s airports and other ports of entry.

Opposition to Muslim Immigration Ban

The MacArthur Justice Center’s office in Washington, D.C., has submitted an amicus brief in support of petitioners' and New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order. The amicus brief documents the President’s extensive record of hatred toward people of the Muslim faith.

MacArthur Justice Center opens appellate office in Washington, D.C.

The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center, one of the nation's premier civil rights law firms, has opened an office in Washington, D.C.