Court orders reinstatement of Le Moyne student Scott McConnell

January 18, 2006

Appeals court slams summary expulsion over course paper

A New York Appellate Division court today ordered Le Moyne College to reinstate education student Scott McConnell “forthwith.” McConnell was summarily expelled a year ago because of a course paper he wrote concerning classroom management. Among other things, McConnell’s paper questioned the value

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The wisdom of Solomon

December 05, 2005

By Gerald Walpin

Wall Street Jounral, December 5, 2005

Imagine a college accepting your donation, then saying that you cannot have the same access to the school as all other alumni — but that you must continue making donations. Unbelievable? But that is what most law schools now claim: The U.S. government

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Court denies Le Moyne student’s petition for reinstatement

September 26, 2005

McConnell to appeal ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Le Moyne College student Scott McConnell said he would appeal a decision by New York State Supreme Court Judge Edward D. Carni denying his reinstatement to Le Moyne College.

McConnell was summarily expelled last January over a paper he wrote for a course in classroom management.

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Monetary relief for Gratz classmembers

September 24, 2005

In early 2005, CIR filed several motions for nominal and compensatory damages for members of the plaintiffs’ class inGratz v. Bollinger, CIR’s case which struck down all admissions systems employed by the UM undergraduate college between 1995 and 2003.

We expect the court to rule on these motions sometime during the summer

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Photos from the Newark press conference

August 16, 2005

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NY attorney Gerald Walpin poses with the brothers. Tom tells the press the story of his suspension. Tom fields a question from a UPN reporter. The “redneck” T-shirt. Walpin speaks to the media. Tom’s parents offer their support.

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Tom Sypniewski (JPEG, 4.65 MB) The Sypniewski family (JPEG, 10.43

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Family rights case moves forward

August 10, 2005

Judge denies hospital, police motions

In a significant legal victory for Boise residents Eric and Corissa Mueller, U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill today ruled that CIR can proceed with discovery against St. Lukes Hospital and the City of Boise in its legal effort to challenge the 2002 seizure of

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Law students, Medal of Honor recipients file brief

June 07, 2005

Urge Supreme Court to uphold Solomon Amendment

Washington, D.C.– The Center for Individual Rights joined with over 50 law students and 8 Medal of Honor recipients in submitting a friend of the court brief to the U.S. Supreme Court urging it to reverse a November, 2004 decision by a three judge

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Minority enrollment bounces back at UM

June 07, 2005

By Maryanne George

Detroit Free Press, June 7, 2005

Aggressive recruiting — everywhere from church pulpits to the Internet — appears to have helped the University of Michigan recover minority enrollment in its incoming freshman class, which had dropped significantly in 2004, the university reported Monday.

The preliminary numbers, based on deposits for

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Lawsuit challenges student’s dismissal for personal beliefs

May 05, 2005

Washington, D.C.– A LeMoyne College graduate student dismissed because of his traditional beliefs concerning effective teaching techniques in elementary school classrooms today filed suit seeking reinstatement and monetary damages.

The student — Scott McConnell — was summarily dismissed from the schools Master’s degree program in January on the basis of a

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Bill on UW admission has an uphill battle

March 16, 2005

By Kyle Arnold

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 16, 2005

When voters approved Initiative 200 and prohibited state agencies from using affirmative action, minority applicants to the University of Washington declined as did diversity at the state’s flagship campus.

UW officials say I-200 hurt the school’s – and the state’s – image with minorities, making

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