On Monday, February 26th, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME. The case is brought by Mark Janus, an Illinois public employee who is challenging compelled union dues. CIR filed an amicus brief in support of Janus on behalf of Ryan Yohn and the six other teacherRead More → Posted in Case Updates
A federal magistrate judge has recommended that James Madison University pay nearly $850,000 in attorney’s fees for CIR’s case defending a JMU student who was suspended without due process. A university panel initially found the student, accused of sexual assault, not guilty. But thanks to a one-sided appeals system usedRead More → Posted in Case Updates
The Center for Individual Rights recently filed a brief at the Supreme Court defending the free speech rights of plaintiffs in class action settlements. In Frank v. Gaos, plaintiffs are challenging a settlement of $8.5 million that Google agreed to pay for violating the privacy rights of their users. TheRead More → Posted in Case Updates
CIR’s brief pulls from evidence in pending Yohn v. CTA case and asks court to restore workers’ First Amendment rights and end burdensome opt-out procedures.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Center for Individual Rights (CIR) today filed an amicus brief in Janus v. AFSCME on behalf of seven California teachers. CIR’s briefRead More → Posted in Press Releases
On Wednesday December 6th, CIR filed an amicus brief before the Supreme Court on behalf of Ryan Yohn and six other teacher plaintiffs from Yohn v. CTA. Our brief asks the court to end compulsory union dues and burdensome opt-out requirements when it considers Janus v. AFSCME in early 2018.
CIR’sRead More → Posted in Case Updates, Yohn v. CTA
On November 28th, the U.S. Justice Department filed an amicus brief before the Ninth Circuit in support of CIR client Dave Davis and his case against racial voting discrimination in Guam. The Justice Department brief fully supports CIR’s case and urges the Ninth Circuit to uphold our earlier victory inRead More → Posted in Case Updates
On Thursday, September 28th, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Janus v. AFSCME, a case challenging compulsory union dues. If Janus is successful, the Court could restore teacher’s First Amendment rights and declare compulsory dues unconstitutional in all fifty states by next June.
This is a significant milestone in the fightRead More → Posted in Case Updates
Favorable Janus v AFSCME decision would be first step to restoring workers’ constitutional rights
WASHINGTON, DC – The Center for Individual Rights (CIR) today praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear Janus v. AFSCME in 2018.
“Every worker in America should have the right to choose – without fear or coercionRead More → Posted in Press Releases
Watch as Ryan Yohn explains what inspired him to become a teacher, his love of the profession, and why he decided to stand up for the right of teachers to decide for themselves whether or not to support a union. Watch and share his story.Read More → Posted in Case Updates
On June 6th, Mark Janus filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to hear his case, Janus v. AFSCME. Janus’ case seeks to end compulsory union dues. His case is based on the same free speech argument that the Center for Individual Rights successfully brought to the Supreme Court inRead More → Posted in Case Updates, Timeline, Yohn v. CTA