The Supreme Court’s June decision in Harris v. Quinn was good news for Friedrichs v. CTA, CIR’s challenge to compulsory union dues. In Harris, the Supreme Court struck down an Illinois statute that required home healthcare workers to join and pay dues to a designated union. Writing for the 5-4Read More → Posted in Case Updates, Friedrichs
A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in Miller v. United States. An Amish woman named Kathryn Miller, represented by CIR, and other Amish defendants were appealing their convictions under the federal hate crimes act for cutting the beards and hair of other Amish as part ofRead More → Posted in Case Updates
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued the first ruling ever under the D.C. Anti-SLAPP statute. The Court ruled that an individual who is denied protection under the statute by a trial court may immediately appeal to the D.C. Court of Appeals. Then the court ruled that the plaintiffRead More → Posted in Case Updates
Suit Maintains Minority Student Denied Access to Merit Scholarship
Storrs, CT, June 3, 2014—The Center for Individual Rights (CIR) today filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut on behalf of Pamela Swanigan, a graduate student in English at the University of Connecticut.
The suit allegesRead More → Posted in Press Releases
The Center for Individual Rights today filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut challenging the University of Connecticut’s use of race in awarding scholarships. While the Supreme Court has said that race may be a “plus” factor in admissions, it has never saidRead More → Posted in Case Updates
Federal District Judge Paul Crotty today granted CIR’s motion for summary judgment against New York’s unconstitutional limits on campaign contributions to independent campaign committees. Judge Crotty ruled from the bench during oral argument in New York Protection and Progress PAC v. Walsh, a case in which CIR is representing a PAC thatRead More → Posted in Case Updates, New York Progress and Protection PAC v. Walsh
Cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and in California should terminate closed shops.
Terry Pell, The National Law Journal
March 10, 2014
A U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the forced unionization of Illinois home health care providers and a federal teacher suit challenging the constitutionality of compulsory union dues suggest that theRead More → Posted in Staff Articles
Federal District Judge Emmett Sullivan signed and approved a settlement between CIR client DynaLantic Corp. and the defendants, the Department of Defense, the Navy, and the Small Business Administration (SBA), ending a 19-year battle. Under the terms of the settlement, defendants agreed to not to award any prime contracts inRead More → Posted in Case Updates