After facing attacks on nearly every front, the Massachusetts law banning stun guns and other electric weapons has finally been declared unconstitutional. The Supreme Court cast constitutional shade on the law in 2016’s Caetano v. Massachusetts. In light of that decision, the law has come under increasing scrutiny. CIR filed Martel v. Healey in federal court seeking to have the law declared unconstitutional in violation of the Second Amendment. And ...Read More →
Locked in an appeal fight with CIR and Lead Counsel Gibson Dunn, the Government of Guam recently inexplicably declined an offer from the Ninth Circuit to expedite consideration of its appeal. CIR is challenging Guam’s plan to hold a race-exclusive plebiscite in violation of the 14th and 15th Amendments. After the Federal District Court of Guam ruled in favor of CIR’s client Dave Davis, Guam appealed to the Ninth Circuit.
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A federal magistrate judge has recommended that James Madison University pay nearly $850,000 in attorney’s fees for CIR’s case defending a JMU student who was suspended without due process. A university panel initially found the student, accused of sexual assault, not guilty. But thanks to a one-sided appeals system used by the university, a secret faculty panel found the him guilty without giving him the chance to respond to all ...Read More →
The Center for Individual Rights has filed a brief at the Supreme Court defending the free speech rights of plaintiffs in class action settlements. In Frank v. Gaos, plaintiffs are challenging a settlement of $8.5 million that Google agreed to pay for violating the privacy rights of their users. The settlement agreement granted the entire award to plaintiff’s attorneys and third party charities. Several of the plaintiffs who had their ...Read More →