Supreme Court Reporters Say Friedrichs a Top Case to Watch This Term

October 20, 2015

With a docket full of many cases that have the potential to change our nation’s history, multiple Supreme Court reporters have singled out CIR’s case of Friedrichs v. CTA as one of the top cases to watch. Even in a year filled with cases regarding religious freedom, privacy, voting rights, and many other

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Twenty-Five Amicus Briefs Urge Supreme Court to Side With Friedrichs

September 23, 2015

Twenty-five parties have filed amicus briefs at the Supreme Court in support of CIR’s case in Friedrichs v. CTA. The amicus briefs represent a broad and bipartisan coalition of individuals and organizations who agree that compulsory union dues are harmful to teachers, parents, and children.

The amici include former California Senate

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Jeremy Rabkin: Protecting Wikipedia contributors means protecting the modern Internet

July 22, 2014

A ruling last month by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals is a major victory for the openness of today’s Internet. It’s a particular victory for the process that sustains Wikipedia. The case is John Doe No. 1 v. Susan L. Burke.

The ruling concerned a pre-trial motion to quash

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Victory in Schuette

March 22, 2014

In 2006, Michigan voters successfully passed Proposition 2, a ballot initiative that amended the Michigan state constitution and ended the state government’s use of racial preferences in employment decisions and in higher education admission systems. Even though the initiative was passed by an overwhelming majority, a group of activists and

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CIR Successfully Ends Attack on O’Keefe’s Speech

March 05, 2013

On March 5, 2013, James O’Keefe reached a settlement in the last of several lawsuits filed against him in the wake of his exposé of ACORN. ACORN employee, Juan Carlos Vera brought a lawsuit against O’Keefe for secretly recording a conversation between the two of them as a part of

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First Amendment case sparks unlikely alliances

March 20, 2007

By Anthony Romero and Terry Pell

The First Amendment has a way of inspiring unexpected alliances. A case the Supreme Court began considering Monday, Morse v. Frederick, is providing just that inspiration.

The case is one of the first substantial challenges to student free speech rights in more than 20 years, and

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