CIR’s Rosman to speak at Catholic University

April 27, 2012

Today CIR General Counsel Michael Rosman will speak at Catholic University in Washington, DC.  He is to be one of several speakers at a conference titled “Child Abuse, Family Rights, and the Child Protective System (CPS): Law and Public Policy in Cirisis,” co-sponsored by the Society of Catholic Social Scientists and the Catholic Social

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CIR files amicus brief in Amish hair-cutting case

April 23, 2012

Even as the Supreme Court considers whether Congress exceeded its power under the Commerce Clause when it passed the Affordable Care Act, the Obama Justice Department, in a case in Ohio, is exceeding the bounds of that clause itself in its prosecution of several Amish for a purported federal “hate crime”: forcibly shaving

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CIR’s Rosman talks Obamacare

April 17, 2012

Inevitably, the Obamacare litigation in the Supreme Court has occasioned much discussion, and no doubt much understandable confusion, on the web and elsewhere.  For the perplexed, CIR General Counsel Michael Rosman makes it all perfectly clear on this Point of Law podcast.

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CIR fights race-based attorney appointments

April 12, 2012

This January, CIR fired off an amicus brief in Blessing v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc. challenging U.S. District Court Judge Harold Baer’s requirement that lawyers appointed to represent the plaintiff class have a gender and racial makeup that “fairly reflects” that of the class members.

Judge Baer argued that that proportional race and gender representation would make

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Ninth Circuit upholds California equal treatment referendum

April 02, 2012

Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed an earlier CIR victory in the Ninth Circuit upholding the constitutionality of Proposition 209, which bans the State of California and its state universities from discriminating based on race.  The Court ruled that the earlier CIR-created precedent remained good law, and dismissed a

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