Michael Ratner is President of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a non-profit legal organization. Michael Ratner was co-counsel in representing Guantánamo Bay detainees in the United States Supreme Court in Rasul v. Bush (2004) and Boumediene v. Bush (2008). His leadership in the arena of human rights continues to strengthen the role of the international rule of law to promote justice and oppose armed aggression. Over the last four decades CCR has lent its expertise and support to virtually every popular movement for social and racial justice. Since 9/11 CCR has spear-headed the struggle to restore the fundamental right of habeas corpus and continues to combat the illegal expansion of executive power and the American torture programs that have undermined fundamental rights in the name of the so-called "war on terror," by representing victims of torture, rendition and domestic spying. He is the author of many books and articles, including The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld A Prosecution by Book, Against War with Iraq and Guantánamo: What the World Should Know and the textbook, International Human Rights Litigation in U. S. Courts. He has taught law at Yale Law School and Columbia University Law School. Ratner is also the co-host of the popular radio program "Law and Disorder." The recipient of many honors, he was also included in The National Law Journal’s list of "100 of the Most Influential Lawyers in America." In 2007 he was honored with The Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship.