On October 10, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral argument in Davis v. Guam, a case challenging a race-exclusive plebiscite planned by the Government of Guam. Guam resident Arnold (Dave) Davis was turned away from registering to vote because he isRead More → Posted in Case Updates
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. AfterRead More → Posted in Case Updates
The Government of Guam recently declined an opportunity to expedite consideration of its appeal of a lower court judgment striking down its long-planned plebiscite on Guam’s future relationship to the United States.
Earlier this month, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit offered to expedite its review of Guam’sRead More → Posted in Press Releases
CIR filed a petition for rehearing today asking the Supreme Court to re-hear Friedrichs v. CTA when a new, ninth Justice is confirmed. This would allow the question of whether compulsory union fees violate the First Amendment to be heard and decided by the full Court of nine Justices.
Last month,Read More → Posted in Case Updates, Friedrichs
Teachers say case is too important to let a tie decision stand
Washington, D.C.—Today lawyers for nine California teachers filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to re-hear arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association when a new Justice is confirmed.
Late last month the Supreme Court issued a 4-4 split decisionRead More → Posted in Press Releases
Watch Friedrichs v. California plaintiff Peggy Searcy explain why she is standing up to her union.Read More → Posted in Case Updates
The legality of racial preferences at the University of Texas is once again before the Supreme Court. CIR has filed two amicus briefs before the Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas. The case follows CIR’s earlier litigation in Hopwood v. Texas and Gratz and Grutter v. Bollinger. CIR’s amicus briefs argue that after Grutter,Read More → Posted in Case Updates
The Eleventh Circuit ruled in favor blogger Irina Chevaldina’s use of an online photo of Raanan Katz, part owner of the Miami Heat and noted real estate developer. The decision sets an important precedent not only in favor of blogger use of “headshot” photos but also against efforts to silenceRead More → Posted in Case Updates
Lead counsel Michael Carvin filed the opening brief on behalf of petitioners Rebecca Friedrichs and her nine co-plaintiffs before the Supreme Court. The brief urges the Court to strike down its past precedent and recognize that compulsory union dues violate the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech and association. The unionRead More → Posted in Case Updates
In an order released June 30, the Supreme Court granted the petition filed by Rebecca Friedrichs and her co-plaintiffs asking the Court to review the constitutionality of compulsory union dues. Today’s action means the case will be briefed and argued this fall, with a decision due by June 30, 2016.Read More → Posted in Case Updates, Friedrichs, Timeline