CIR defends California’s Prop. 209 — again

July 15, 2011

Today CIR filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of BAMN v. Brown, in which the same organization that is challenging Michigan’s Prop. 2 is seeking to have California’s Prop. 209 declared unconstitutional.  Ward Connerly had championed both successful ballot initiatives, which ban those respective

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Appeals Court: LaRoque v. Holder can proceed

July 08, 2011

Plaintiff Nix, others, have standing

Washington,DC — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today ruled that LaRoque et al. v. Holder, CIR’s challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 can proceed. Previously, U.S. District Court Judge John Bates had dismissed the case on

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Court grants standing in voting rights challenge

July 08, 2011

July 8, 2011 — A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision holding that CIR plaintiffs Stephen LaRoque, John Nix and others have standing to pursue their challenge of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The decision is a big step

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Appeals Court Ruling Clearly Erroneous

July 01, 2011

Michigan’s Prop 2 Still the Law

Washington, D.C.— The Center for Individual Rights reacted strongly to a decision released today by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit which held that Michigan’s Prop. 2 violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. Better known as

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Sixth Circuit erroneously strikes down Michigan Prop. 2

July 01, 2011

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today ruled that Michigan’s Proposition 2 violates the United States Constitution.  In 2006, by voting 58% to 42% to pass Prop. 2, better known as the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, the people of Michigan amended their state constitution to prohibit “preferential treatment to any individual

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