Federal appeals court okays state aid for Maryland religious college

June 27, 2001

Key victory for government funding of faith-based entities

Washington, D.C. – In a landmark victory for religious liberty and government funding of faith-based entities, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday that “the State of Maryland infringed on Columbia [Union College’s] free speech rights by establishing a broad grant program . .

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Student’s Suit Challenges Suspension: Constitutionality of Zero-tolerence Policies at Stake

June 25, 2001

Newark, N.J. — A Washington, New Jersey high school student suspended for wearing a T-shirt with the word “redneck” on it asked a federal court today to protect his and other students’ First Amendment rights. The T-shirt lists comedian Jeff Foxworthy’s “Top 10 Reasons You Might Be A Redneck Sports

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Diversity on trial

June 11, 2001

By Curt A. Levey

National Review Online, June 11, 2001

The Supreme Court missed an opportunity last week to tackle a key civil-rights issue when it declined to hear a case challenging racial preferences in admissions at the University of Washington Law School. Supporters of preferences breathed a sigh of relief, fearing

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New evidence undermines affirmative action in government contracting

June 11, 2001

CIR’s Adarand brief disputes claims of past discrimination

Washington, D.C. – The law firm at the forefront of the legal challenge to affirmative action in university admissions weighed in today in the battle over affirmative action in government contracting. Using government documents obtained in separate litigation, the Center for Individual Rights

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Reply to the school’s first response

June 04, 2001

June 4, 2001

James W. Broscious, Esq. Broscious, Glynn & Fischer, P.C. 111 West Washington Avenue Washingron, New Jersey 07882

Re: Thomas Sypniewski

Dear Mr. Broscious:

I saw today your e-mail letter to me dated May 31, 2001, but received at my office very late on Friday while I was out of town.

I will, of course, give

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