Filed amicus brief contesting court-ordered injunction prohibiting “offensive” epithets in the workplace as unlawful prior restraint of constitutionally protected speech.
Status: LossRead More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
CIR is representing William Isaac in amicus filing challenging Obama Operation Choke Point
Status: Settled on Favorable TermsRead More →
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: VictoryRead More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →