Frank v. Gaos

The rules governing class action litigation are often fundamentally unfair to the plaintiffs. The rules tend to favor awarding settlement funds to attorneys and third parties at the expense of the actual plaintiffs who were injured in the case. A prime example of this is the recent settlement in Gaos

Status: Pending.

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Fraternal Order of Police v. Montgomery County, Maryland

Status: Pending before Court of Appeals of Maryland

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Gerawan Farming v. ALRB

Representing California agricultural worker in Supreme Court challenge of California law that imposes labor contract on unwilling employees

Status: Pending.

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Hampton v. National Research Group

Filed amicus brief contesting court-ordered $1 million damage award as unlawful restriction of constitutionally protected speech.

Status: Settled by stipulation filed July 6, 1999.

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King v. Burwell; Halbig v. Burwell

CIR is representing several members of Congress in an amicus effort designed to support two challenges to the Obama Administration's decision to set aside a provision of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") that limits federal heath care subsidies to individuals in states that have created healthcare exchanges.

Status: Pending.

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Lyle v. Warner Brothers Television Production

Filed amicus brief urging California Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that discussion of sexual themes in writers’ meetings for the television show ‘Friends’ created a hostile work environment and is not protected by the First Amendment.

Status: Victory

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Morse v. Frederick

CIR filed an amicus brief in this important free speech case concerning the authority of school officials to punish high school students for speech they deem contrary to the mission or work of the school, including off-campus speech.

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The case concerned an Alaska high school that allowed students to leave school

Status: Loss. Supreme Court ruled that schools may restrict speech supporting illegal drug use.

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Parents Involved v. Seattle School District No. 1

CIR filed amicus brief in case challenging race-based school assignment plan.

Status: Victory. 5-4 majority struck down racial balancing plan.

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Ricci v. DeStefano

CIR filed amicus briefs in case challenging the manipulative jettisoning of hiring tests in order to achieve a certain racial mix of employees.

Status: Victory

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Rothe v. U.S. Dept. of Defense and U.S. Small Business Administration

Status: Pending

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