The Supreme Court has denied Guam’s petition for certiorari, in Davis v. Guam, bringing a successful close to CIR’s nine-year fight to overturn the territory’s racially restrictive plebiscite law. With this order, CIR’s recent Ninth Circuit victory will stand in its entirety, and Guam will not be allowed to conductRead More → Posted in Case Updates
On April 13, Guam replied to CIR’s brief opposing Guam’s Supreme Court appeal. CIR and Dave Davis’ lead counsel at Gibson Dunn argued that the Ninth Circuit correctly found Guam’s plebiscite law was a race-based voting restriction in violation of the Fifteenth Amendment.
In response, Guam has argued that its plannedRead More → Posted in Case Updates
The defendants in Barke v. Banks — members of the Public Employment Relations Board — have filed a motion to dismiss CIR’s complaint, challenging California’s union gag law. The defendants argue that the plaintiffs — seven city council and school board members — lack standing to challenge Section 3550, whichRead More → Posted in Case Updates
Washington, DC March 5, 2020 – The Center for Individual Rights (CIR) today filed suit on behalf of Ultima Services Corporation (Ultima), challenging the constitutionality of a federal rule that sets aside government contracts for “disadvantaged” companies, and presumes that companies owned by members of certain racial and ethnic groupsRead More → Posted in Press Releases
The Center for Individual Rights has filed suit challenging a racial set-aside program for federal government contracts. Section 8(a) allows the Small Business Administration to set aside contracts for companies owned by “socially and economically disadvantaged” individuals. The SBA presumes that companies owned by members of certain racial and ethnicRead More → Posted in Case Updates
The Center for Individual Rights and the California Policy Center have filed suit challenging a California law that prohibits public officials from making statements that might “deter or discourage” public employees or applicants from membership in a public employee union.
Section 3550 unconstitutionally censors viewpoints that are critical ofRead More → Posted in Case Updates
CIR and Dave Davis’ lead counsel at Gibson Dunn are preparing to file a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in opposition to Guam’s petition for certiorari. Guam filed its petition at the end of December, appealing the Ninth Circuit’s decision to invalidate its racially restrictive voting law as unconstitutional.
OnRead More → Posted in Case Updates
On December 26, Guam filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court. The appeal was filed by the law firm, Kirkland and Ellis, which offered its services pro-bono.
Guam is appealing the recent Ninth Circuit decision that invalidated its political-status plebiscite law under the Fifteenth Amendment’s prohibition onRead More → Posted in Case Updates
Guam is an American territory in the western Pacific Ocean. The small island was ceded to the U.S. in 1898, at the close of the Spanish-American War. Since that time, it has become a home to nearly 170,000 people of various ethnic and national back-grounds.
In recent years, left-wing historians haveRead More → Posted in Case Updates
2019 has been a busy year for CIR. Whether defending free speech in a welfare office in New York or challenging a racial voting law in Guam, CIR has been fighting for individual rights wherever the Constitution reaches.
You can read about CIR’s work in our most recent Docket Report.Read More → Posted in Case Updates