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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First response to the demand letter

May 31, 2001

May 31, 2001

Gerald Walpin, Esq. 575 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022-2585

RE: Thomas Sypniewski

Dear Mr. Walpin:

Your letter of May 29, 2001 to Peter Merluzzi has been referred to me for review and response. This matter has been placed on the Board’s Agenda for June 5th, the next Board Meeting, upon the conclusion

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Affirmative Action Again Facing a Court Test

May 21, 2001

By Charles Lane,

Washington Post, May 21, 2001

Another in a series of occasional articles On the issue of affirmative action in higher education, the conservative lawyers at the Center for Individual Rights are purists: Racial preferences, they say, are unfair, unconstitutional and should be abolished.

Over the last eight years, as the

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Key test today for government funding of faith-based entities

May 07, 2001

Federal court considers inclusion of Maryland religious college in state aid

Washington, D.C. – The constitutionality of government funding of religious entities was at issue today as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard argument on whether a Takoma Park, Maryland college can participate in a state aid

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For charitable choice

May 07, 2001

Federal money can co-exist with religious speech without violating the First Amendment

By Michael McDonald

National Review Online, May 7, 2001

The Left denounces it as a Republican pay-off to the Religious Right. The Right denounces it as a Trojan-horse attempt to regulate church-sponsored aid programs. In the middle stands President Bush, the

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‘Redneck’ student standing up for what’s right

April 28, 2001

In the past few weeks our family has been put in a situation shadowing racism. Two weeks ago, our son Thomas was suspended from Warren Hills Regional High School because he wore and refused to take off a “Jeff Foxworthy” T-shirt. On March 29, our family addressed the school board

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Secrets and lies

April 28, 2001

The most pernicious thing about racial preferences is the culture of concealment that they spawn

By Cathy Young

Salon.com, April 28, 2001

The fortunes of affirmative action seem to be at their lowest ebb since President Johnson first invoked the phrase 36 years ago, in an executive order banning discrimination in hiring. In

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