CIR Defends Homeowner Fined for Telling the Truth

On May 16, 2019 CIR filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the US Supreme Court asking it to review a decision of the Iowa Supreme Court holding a landlord liable for housing discrimination for truthfully informing a tenant the reason for her lawful eviction. 

Teresa Seeberger rented rooms in a house she owned.  When Seeberger learned that her tenant’s fifteen-year-old daughter had become pregnant, she told the tenant that ...

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April 11, 2019 by CIR2 in Case Updates

Guam Court Awards Davis Attorney’s Fees

Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood of the District Court of Guam has awarded $947,717 to Dave Davis for the costs incurred by Gibson Dunn, CIR and the Election Law Center in his lawsuit against Guam’s unconstitutional race-based plebiscite. Despite objections from Guam’s Attorney General, who argued that Davis should not be reimbursed the cost of attorneys from Washington, D.C., the judges noted that Davis had few other options. Davis initially tried to ...

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March 22, 2019 by CIR2 in Case Updates

CIR Defends Free Speech In Class Actions Case

The Center for Individual Rights recently filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to hear Perryman v. Romero and act to defend the First Amendment rights of class action plaintiffs. In Perryman, class action plaintiffs who were the victims of consumer fraud are challenging a $12.5 million settlement, the bulk of which—under the legal doctrine of cy pres—will be dispersed to California universities to research internet privacy.

CIR has argued ...

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January 09, 2019 by CIR in Case Updates

New York Officials Silence Public Employees

The age of online shaming and political correctness isn’t going away. Many people have been “de-platformed” from social media sites, kicked off college campuses, and fired from their jobs for speech. Some of these victims of public shaming are public figures and professional provocateurs. But many are average everyday citizens who were singled out in order to make an example out of them—just like Sal Davi.

Davi was a public employee ...

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November 01, 2018 by CIR2 in Case Updates

The Promise of Janus

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On October 25, CIR President Terry Pell helped take the fight for teacher freedom to the Pennsylvania state Legislature.  He testified in support of proposed legislation designed to implement the Supreme Court’s decision last summer in Janus v. AFSCME along with former Secretary of Education William Bennett (now Chairman of “Conservative Leaders for Education”) and State Policy Network expert Vincent Vernuccio

Pennsylvania is one of several states that is considering a ...

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