Rachel Meeropol

Rachel Meeropol is a Senior Staff Attorney and the Associate Director of Legal Training and Education at The Center for Constitutional Rights where she works on prisoners’ rights, national security, and First Amendment issues.  Rachel is lead counsel on Turkmen v. Ashcroft, a class action lawsuit against high-level federal officials for the post-9/11 detention and abuse of Muslim non-citizens, currently pending in the Supreme Court. Rachel also represents prisoners detained in restrictive federal Communication Management Units, California prisoners held for decades in solitary confinement, and environmental and animal rights activists targeted as “terrorists” for non-violent protest activities.  Rachel has co-edited and written two editions of the Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook, a do-it-yourself litigation manual for prisoners distributed free by CCR and the National Lawyers Guild, and was the contributing editor of “America’s Disappeared: Secret Imprisonment, Detainees, and the War on Terror,” published in 2005 by Seven Stories Press.

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