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Rachel Meeropol

Center for Constitutional Rights
Senior Staff Attorney and Associate Director of Legal Training and Education
New York, NY, USA


Rachel Meeropol is a Senior Staff Attorney and the Associate Director of Legal Training and Education at the Center for Constitutional Rights (“CCR”), where she has worked since 2002.  Rachel represents federal prisoners in restrictive Communication Management Units, California prisoners held for decades in solitary confinement, and animal rights activists targeted as “terrorists” for non-violent protest activities. Rachel is also lead counsel on Ziglar v. Abbasi, a class action lawsuit against high-level federal officials for the post-911 detention and abuse of Muslim non-citizens, which she argued in the Supreme Court in 2016. 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. Rachel completed her undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University, and graduated from NYU School of Law in 2002.
Rachel Meeropol is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters No Justice When the Stakes Are High (June 30, 2017) - Prison Law 2017, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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