Shayana Kadidal

Senior managing attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights

Shayana Kadidal is senior managing attorney of the Guantánamo project at the Center for Constitutional Rights and has been at CCR since 2001. In addition to supervising the Guantánamo litigation, he also works on the Center's case against the NSA's warrantless surveillance program, CCR v. Bush, and its challenge to the "material support" statute, HLP v. Mukasey. He also represented hundreds of individuals being fined by the government for traveling to Cuba, and worked with the Vulcan Society of Black firefighters challenging discriminatory hiring policies of the New York City Fire Department.

He graduated from Yale Law School and clerked for Judge Kermit Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Shane has testified before Congress on the material witness statute and is a contributor to the Center's book Articles of Impeachment Against George W. Bush, 2006.