Aguilar v. Avis Rent-A-Car

Filed amicus brief contesting court-ordered injunction prohibiting “offensive” epithets in the workplace as unlawful prior restraint of constitutionally protected speech.

Status: Loss

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BAMN v. Brown

CIR filed an amicus brief in a 2012 case challenging California's Prop. 209 on the grounds that a state constitutional amendment barring the use of racial preferences was itself illegal racial discrimination.

Status: Victory.

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Blessing v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc.

CIR filed an amicus brief in Blessing v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc. challenging requirement that lawyers appointed to represent the plaintiff class had to have a gender and racial makeup that “fairly reflects” that of the class members.

Status: Loss

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Caetano v. Massachusetts

On behalf of the group Arming Women Against Rape and Endangerment (AWARE), a non-profit dedicated to training women in self-defense, CIR filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in Commonwealth v. Caetano.

Status: Victory. Supreme Court vacated and remanded case, which was dismissed.

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Camreta v. Greene

Amicus brief filed supporting the mother of a child who was seized at school without parental consent in a suit against a social worker and county sheriff.

Status: Vacated and remanded. The case was moot because the child was nearly 18 and had moved, and the appropriate disposition was to vacate the part of the court of appeals' opinion that addressed the Fourth Amendment issue.

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Community Financial Serv. Assoc. of America v. FDIC

CIR is representing William Isaac in amicus filing challenging Obama Operation Choke Point

Status: Settled on Favorable Terms

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Dale v. Boy Scouts of America

After the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the Boy Scouts may not exclude homosexuals from leadership positions, the Scouts were forced to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to protect their First Amendment rights. CIR filed anamicus brief urging the Court to respect the Scouts’ freedom of association. The High

Status: Victory

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Department of Human Services re Zoey and Lyric Mays v. Phillips

CIR earlier had filed an amicus brief before the Michigan Supreme Court on behalf of Wali Phillips, a Michigan father whose parental rights were terminated without any finding that he was an unfit parent. We argued that one parent’s rights should never be terminated based solely on the conduct of the other

Status: Victory. The Court held that the trial court’s termination of the father’s rights was clear error.

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Fisher v. University of Texas

CIR’s History Litigating the Issues

The Center for Individual Rights has a long history with the facts at issue in Fisher v. University of Texas. The Fisher litigation grew out of CIR’s earlier case, Hopwood v. Texas, in which CIR succeeded in eliminating the use of racial preferences at the school.

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Florida v. HHS

CIR filed amicus briefs in case challenging individual mandate portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, more popularly known as "ObamaCare".

Status: Loss. Supreme Court upheld the ACA under Congress's taxing authority.

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